Presence, Responsiveness, and Flexibility: What Do Non-traditional Students Need In an Online Course?
Concurrent Session 5
What are sound online teaching methods? As a player in this Jeopardy game, you’ll grapple with data-informed practices based on a 2021 study of online undergraduate and graduate students. Besides vying for points, you will depart the session with a toolkit of principles and practices for online course design.
What teaching methods work best online? How can instructors meet the needs of non-traditional students? This session will feature a series of research-backed takeaways on online course design and delivery based on a 2021 study of fully-online undergraduate and graduate students at a 4-year, comprehensive regional university. Attendees will depart the session with a list of overarching principles as well as a toolkit of specific, data-informed practices. That said, this session will not include a single bullet point; instead, attendees will engage with these takeaways through a rousing game of Jeopardy. While facilitating the game, the presenters will take time to share anecdotes and invite attendees to contribute to the discussion based on their own experiences. This session is well-suited for all attendees. Whether you are new to the online learning space or are a seasoned online instructor, you have something to learn and contribute here. Plus, who doesn’t love a good game show?