LIFESAVERS for Teaching Online

Concurrent Session 2

Session Materials

Brief Abstract

Do you find that facilitating discussions, grading assignments, and providing detailed feedback to your students have you drowning in your course? Are you hesitant to step into the murky online water for fear of sharks? If so, we will share LIFESAVERS for working smarter, not harder, in distance education courses.

Presenters

Dr. Melissa Kagarise is an associate professor at Saint Francis University in the online Master of Medical and Master of Health Science department. With over 15 years of experience in distance education she has been instrumental in moving the University forward in online education. Dr. Kagarise is founder of the SFU online Master of Health Science program and was faculty coordinator and Program Director for the development of online educational programs for Navy Independent Duty Corpsmen through the University’s Center of Excellence for Remote and Medically Under-Served Areas. She has presented at national teaching and distance based conferences including The Teaching Professor Conference and the Instructional Technology Council eLearning Conference and has offered faculty development sessions within the University. Dr. Kagarise received her Doctor of Health Science from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, her Master of Medical Science from Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Science (Physician Assistant) from Saint Francis College.

Extended Abstract

Description of Presentation 

Have you been told that distance education courses are "easier" to teach than a face-to-face class but now find that your online course is consuming your life? Do you find that facilitating discussions, grading assignments, and providing detailed feedback to your students have you drowning in your distance based course? Are you hesitant to step into the murky online water for fear of sharks? If any of these sound familiar, you may need LIFESAVERS!! Session presenters will share easy strategies that can be implemented in your course to increase efficiency, improve student outcomes, and allow you to soak up a few rays of sunshine with your saved time. 

Presentation Learning Outcomes 
Presentation attendees will learn how to use LIFESAVERS in their online courses to create an efficient and engaging experience for students. By incorporating Learning communities, Introductions, First Timers, Engagement, Screencast-O-Matic, Announcements, Virtual Presence, EDpuzzle, Rubrics, and Structure, faculty can work smarter, not harder in their online courses while creating a sense of community that leads to improved student outcomes. 

Supporting Resources 
In this interactive and engaging presentation, attendees will learn how to incorporate LIFESAVERS into their online courses. The presenters will share 10 tips and tricks that have helped them work more efficiently in their online courses. Attendees will be given the opportunity to share their experiences and will leave with ideas that can be easily implemented in their own courses as well as a sweet reward!