Virtual Delight: Increasing Student Satisfaction and Engagement in Virtual/Live/Recorded Synthesized Teaching Environments During the Coronavirus Pandemic and Beyond
Concurrent Session 1
Faculty have had to pivot to new methods with short notice, so, reasonably, teachers and students are weary and wary. This session will examine classroom-tested tools and methods, and breakdown the design of new engaging virtual/live/recorded synthesized teaching environments including the free but licensed use of music, sounds, and graphics.
Faculty across the nation have had to pivot to virtual delivery with very short notice, so, reasonably, teachers and students are weary and wary. Many of us are simply unfamiliar with ways to connect this virtual space with our time-tested insight which knows that teaching and learning is, first and foremost, about relationships. This session will examine classroom-tested tools and methods, and breakdown the design of engaging virtual environments including the use of public domain and free but licensed music, sounds, and graphics. This session will not provide legal advice but will contemplate fair use in the instructional setting.
Attending this session will allow participates to increase their understating of and utilize best practices in: 1. Knowing how faculty can be aligned with three aspects of good teaching: Preparation, Connection, and Engagement. 2. Understanding some tools and approaches toward creating an engaging virtual learning space. 3. Analyzing our own student engagement practices alongside best practices. 4. Recognizing a best practice foundation from which individual practice can be created.
The presentation will be structured to foster engaging exchanges while providing strategies toward making sense of individual faculty responsibilities for successfully connecting with students. Best practices will be emphasized while reshaping the perceptions of faculty responsibility. The session aims to be distinctively engaging by use of presentation style with the careful use of custom images, sounds, and public domain and licensed music.
The approach to virtual instruction being presented was: awarded a Ivy Tech Community College StatewideFostering Creativity and Innovation Strategy Team Summer 2020 Recognition", shared with the Great Lakes community a part of Chautauqua in the Dunes at our Indiana Dunes State Park, and nominated for the 2020 Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest Innovation Awards which will be streamed in November of this year.