A Very Happy Happy Hour: More than Zoom Basics with Presenter Services - Spreading Happiness Through Zoom

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Join the Presenter Services Co-Chairs at A Very Happy Happy Hour! For this happy hour we ask those joining to spread happiness with some fun activities. Grab your favorite beverage and snacks and join us in spreading happiness and playing some fun ice breaker activities and Zoom games. Along the way you will learn how to move beyond the basic functionalities of Zoom to leverage the technology for more effective online engagement using breakout rooms, backgrounds, and polling, as well as other fun and unique ways to have participants engage in your sessions.

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Dr. Tawnya Means is the Assistant Dean for Educational Innovation and Chief Learning Officer in the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Prior to this role, Tawnya served as the Assistant Dean and Director of the Teaching and Learning Center for the College of Business at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Director of the Teaching and Learning Center at the Warrington College of Business at the University of Florida, leading teaching and learning support and providing faculty development programs and resources for instructional innovation and adoption of pedagogical best practices. With 20 years of experience in higher education, course design, and educational consulting, Tawnya has also taught courses in entrepreneurship, strategy, technology, and leadership in remote teams. Dr. Means received her B.S. in Education, M.S. in Educational Technology, and Ph.D. in Information Science and Learning Technologies with an emphasis on learning systems design, all from the University of Missouri. She completed the AACSB Post-doctoral bridge program in Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Florida. Her research interests are in online and blended learning, active learning, learning space design, technology for teaching, access to digital learning resources, and faculty preparation to teach. She has long been a leader in campus initiatives and committees and actively presents at conferences and other institutions and organizations on technology-enhanced learning.

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