Fundamentals: Increasing Interaction & Engagement

Track: Online Learners
Delivery Mode: Asynchronous Workshop

Student engagement can be one of the most important indicators for a successful class experience. In this workshop, you will explore theories and practices that foster student engagement in your own courses, including the use of multimedia feedback, discussion techniques, and group involvement. You will learn about the barriers to engagement, and how you can best address these challenges, and develop a plan for your course which will lead to greater student involvement and engagement.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe strategies that help overcome obstacles to student engagement
  • Develop a plan to improve student engagement in your online course

This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Monday and end on the following Sunday. The workshop will require approximately 6-8 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

Who should attend?
Faculty new to the online environment
Veteran online and blended faculty
Instructional designers

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Dr. David Mohr

Dr. David Mohr

David Mohr is a health services research investigator at the Veterans Health Administration and Research Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at Boston University School of Public Health. He earned his doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Bowling Green State University and his undergraduate degree from University of Dayton. He has several peer-reviewed publications. He has taught online courses for several colleges for eight years covering courses including a variety of psychology and communication courses. He also serves as a chair and committee member for dissertation students. David lives near Norwood, Massachusetts and is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His interests include reading best seller non-fictions, movies and film, and exploration. He has worked with the Online Learning Consortium for more than two years as a mentor and leads workshops on assessment strategies, student feedback, classroom interaction and engagement, and adult learning styles among others.

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If you register and pay for a OLC workshop and are unable to enroll (due to personal schedule conflicts, illness, etc), we will be happy to apply your payment to another OLC workshop in the same calendar year upon your written request to No refunds will be given.

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