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Using Humor to Engage Students in the Classroom


For teaching professors who are faced with student apathy or lack of engagement, this online seminar provides a strategy based on humor that not only increases student engagement, but also contributes to students’ improved recall, comprehension, and satisfaction.


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For teaching professors who are faced with student apathy or lack of engagement, Using Humor to Engage Students in the Classroom provides a strategy based on humor that will not only increase student engagement, but also contribute to students improved recall, comprehension, and satisfaction.

What are the learning goals?

Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand what humor is
  • Recognize why humor is important for class engagement
  • Identify two strategies to implement humor in class/course activities
  • Realize that humor can be engagement enhancing for the instructor

Who should attend?

  • College instructors
  • Teaching and Learning staff developers
  • Instructional technologists
  • Deans
  • Educational developers

Why you don’t want to miss this!

Low student engagement, whether it be in face-to-face classes or online sections, is a lament heard from students and professors alike. Humor is an underappreciated tool and resource that can easily and effectively help boost engagement in your classroom. Teacher who can use humor well can create increased levels of student recall, use humor to help students work through a difficult section, and derive more enjoyment from their class work. Humor is a tool that can benefit both student and teacher!

What’s included?

Your seminar registration includes the following:

  • On-demand access for one year
  • Downloadable PowerPoint presentations from the speaker
  • Written transcript
  • Supplemental materials
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

For the 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 on-demand.

Additional Detail

This online seminar is to help instructors better understand how to use humor in the classroom and why its an underutilized teaching tool that promotes benefits that affect both the students and instructor. Well cover the evidence that supports the effectiveness of humor in helping to achieve many class goals, what humor is and how it works, and practical applications to help instructors to begin using humor in low-risk ways that can then spring-board them into using more humor once they build confidence.


With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License (or Group License when ordering online), registrants are granted a license to download the program contents to a password-protected network, server, or web-site for additional staff use. The Group License option does not give unlimited connections to the live online seminar presentation.

Product Code: PC20FA

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Michael K. Cundall

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