Learn several design and facilitation ideas to help you create a better learning experience for your students. Youll see examples of online discussion activities, including student posts and instructor feedback to those posts as well as an assessment rubric template you can use to evaluate the quality of your online discussions and help you adapt what you learn in this webinar to your own online courses.
Research shows that in order to be successful in online classes, students need to be able to manage their time, motivate themselves to work on schedule, and seek help when needed, among other executive functioning skills. One major online learning challenge occurs because many online students are still developing these life skills.
Despite the efforts of excellent online instructors, there’s still a widespread misperception among faculty that online classes are like slow cookers: set and forget. However, neglecting interaction with online students eliminates the best chance of actually teaching them online, of guiding their learning, and helping them make new meaning.
Discover how to incorporate student-created video to foster engagement in online classes. Learn how to avoid common obstacles and how best to structure assignments to leverage student videos.
Explore the phenomena of emotional contagion and affective crossover, both rooted in the emerging science of emotion, to develop techniques that enable faculty to inspire students, foster enthusiasm, and motivate learning.
Recent research shows that emotions have a strong impact on cognition. Instead of excluding emotion from the classroom, instructors would do well to acknowledge and take advantage of the impact emotions have on students’ ability to learn new material. Drawing on a proposed addition of Emotional Presence to the Community of Inquiry Framework, examine why and how emotions can increase learning and retention.
Learn how to apply culturally responsive teaching strategies to the online environment. The strategies presented have been proven effective for diverse populations and also benefit the online learning community and student outcomes in a positive way.