Now what do I do?! Addressing Student Concerns in a Digital Classroom
Concurrent Session 3
Student issues confronted in the face-to-face classroom don’t disappear with the move to synchronous and asynchronous online learning. The issues just get a bit more challenging to address. Join this conversation to share best strategies for effectively dealing with student issues.
While many things have changed in the world of education, some issues never change. Understanding why students do the things they do to set themselves up for a less than successful experience, is an ever present challenge for instructors. In the online learning environment, these problematic student behaviors can be magnified and complicated by relying on technology for communication.
The presenters and participants will share scenarios to stimulate thought and discussion around student behaviors that impact student success in online courses, such as:
Student doesn’t turn on camera in live online class
Student engages in inappropriate on camera behaviors
Student doesn’t understand material
Student isn’t turning in work
Student asks for extra credit
Student is negative in the discussion board
Student dislikes online classes
Student has violated academic integrity
Student continues to have technical difficulties
Student doesn’t want to engage with you . . . or others
Student misses a major assignment
The presentation will include the following elements:
Brief presentation with PowerPoint slides to examine how remote communication complicates student participation issues.
PowerPoint slides to present the scenarios and Mentimeter slides to present alternatives to course of action.
Breakout group activities to discuss and present alternatives to solving scenarios.
Full group activities requiring participation via discussion.