GO LIVE! Synchronous Online Teaching
Concurrent Session 2
Are you looking for new ways to personalize the online learning environment and foster community in your online courses? Let's explore how to design and deliver a synchronous online class where students and instructors interact with each other LIVE on a regular basis.
Go Live With Synchronous Online Teaching
In many cases, online teaching has become synonymous with asynchronous instruction. This session will challenge that assumption. During the 30-minute presentation portion of the session, the presenters will share practical information about how they have designed and implemented a successful model for synchronous online instruction at Madison College in Madison, WI. The presentation will include the following elements:
- Video and audio to show synchronous online teaching in action.
- Video and audio to show students engaging in synchronous online learning.
- PowerPoint slides to delineate the framework and visual imagery for discussion and activity.
- Live online polling questions to draw out information from the participants.
- Full group activities requiring movement and interactivity.
- Pair and trio think-pair-share quick activities.
Then the participants will be asked to "think outside the box" and explore the many benefits, limitations, challenges and successes of synchronous online teaching. During the 5-minute reflection portion of the session, participants will use a post-it affinity process to gather their thoughts, ideas, opinions and questions.
The final 10-minute Q&A/group discussion will take the form of an interactive exercise using spectrum lines to draw out thoughtful questions. The presenters will ask the participants to share ideas from their post-it affinity process, and this information will form the basis for the spectrum lines activity.