Fundamentals: Increasing Interaction & EngagementTrack : Online Learners
Delivery Mode : Asynchronous Workshop
Levels : Beginner,Intermediate
Eligible for Online Teaching Certificate elective : Yes
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.
- 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
What are the key takeaways from this workshop?
- An overview of “engagement” and “interaction” in the online classroom
- Techniques instructors can employ to be engaged with the course and their learners
- Strategies for overcoming barriers to learner engagement
- Examples of ways to engage students in the online classroom
- An overview of the Phases of Engagement Framework and Community of Inquiry Model for student engagement and interaction
- A personalized engagement plan for your online course