Translating Class Management Techniques to the Online Classroom

Concurrent Session 1

Session Materials

Brief Abstract

 

Class management techniques are tools and strategies you can use with a class to accomplish different goals.  This education session covers how various face-to-face techniques can be translated to the online classroom to monitor student understanding, engage students in topics, activate prior learning, promote student reflection, and to foster meta-cognition.

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Presenters

Dr. Merillat's experience and skills represent a union between technology, education, and interaction design. In the course of her career she has played many different roles: programmer, systems analyst, business analyst, interaction designer, program manager, project manager, consultant, trainer, educator, instructional designer, researcher, author, and entrepreneur. The common thread running throughout has always been the challenge of how to successfully use and integrate the latest technology into an organization. Dr.Merillat is currently at Washburn University, Topeka, KS in the faculty role of Instructional Designer in the School of Nursing.

Extended Abstract

Class management techniques are tools and strategies you can use with a class to accomplish different goals.  This education session covers how various face-to-face techniques can be translated to the online classroom to monitor student understanding, verify reading assignments or pre-work has been completed, engage students in topics, activate prior learning, encourage discussion, promote student reflection, and to foster meta-cognition.

Specifically, the session will cover how these techniques can be adapted to the online classroom:

  • One Minute Paper
  • Focused Listing
  • Mind Mapping
  • Concept Mapping
  • Fishbowl
  • Jigsaw
  • Think-Pair-Share
  • Roundtable
  • Peer Evaluation
  • Discussion Forums
  • Quizzes

The guiding questions for participants are:

  1. What are different tools and strategies I can use to manage my class?
  2. How can I apply them to my online classroom?
  3. Where can I go to learn more?

Active participation of the attendees is encouraged through simulation of the techniques, audience discussion, visiting online resources, and final reflection.