8 Small Teaching Strategies that Deliver Big Results to Engage Online Students and Improve Learning

8 Small Teaching Strategies that Deliver Big Results to Engage Online Students and Improve Learning

Thursday, September 26, 2019 | 1:00 PM Central | 60 Minutes

Online courses present unique challenges for both students and faculty. Small teaching can be the answer to those problems. Small online teaching strategies are minor adjustments to class design and teaching, things that are feasible in terms of the minimum amount of time required and that create little to no grading burden.

In this new Magna Online Seminar, we値l explore these practical, evidence-based changes you can make in your online teaching practice, which result in significant gains in student engagement and learning. Whether you are new or experienced online faculty, you値l gain brief learning activities, minor course design modifications, and simple changes to your communication with online students, based on the approach outlined in Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes by Flower Darby and James M. Lang. Even if you teach in blended and face-to-face formats, you値l still gain strategies to make better use of your learning management system to enhance your efforts in the classroom. Together we値l discover how rewarding online teaching and learning can be!

Learning Goals

Upon completion of this seminar, you値l be able to:

  • Understand the research on effective student engagement and learning approaches
  • Apply practical, minor techniques in your online teaching practice and communication with your students
  • Rediscover new inspiration and motivation to engage students online

Here's What We'll Cover

  • The challenges of online courses
  • The importance of small teaching and how to incorporate it in your instruction
  • Effective teaching approaches to improve online courses
  • Eight evidence-based strategies that are not overwhelming to implement, yet have a significant impact on online student learning and engagement

Who Should Attend

This seminar will benefit:

  • Faculty
  • Instructional designers
  • Faculty developers
  • Department chairs


Your seminar registration includes the following:

  • A single connection to the live seminar (one connection per purchased registration)
  • On-demand access for 1-year
  • Downloadable PowerPoint presentations from the speaker
  • Written transcript
  • Supplemental materials
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

For the live seminar, you can have as many people participate in the program as you like using the single connection by using a large screen, projector, and speakers.

There is no limit to how many times the seminar is accessed while available. Additional connections for other locations or branch campuses can be purchased for $100 per additional connection. Contact Magna Customer Service at 800-433-0499 to add additional connections for the rebroadcasted seminar.


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With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License (or Group License when ordering online), registrants may take the contents of the program CD & place the information on to a password-protected network, server, or web site for additional staff use. The Group License option is not for multiple or unlimited staff from an institution to connect & participate in the live online seminar presentation.

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