Active Learning in the Online Classroom: Building Your Innovative Online Teaching Toolbox
Concurrent Session 3
Come join this session to learn a variety of sample teaching strategies that can be used to enhance active learning in online environments. You'll learn how to create engaging course content using innovative tools and techniques that are sure to keep your students engaged throughout the entire semester!
Are you an educator looking to engage your students in the online classroom?
Engaging students in online courses can be challenging. Developing course assignments that accomplish learning objectives and provide students with an opportunity to meaningfully connect with new concepts also presents difficulties to educators. Developing a style of teaching that can be adapted to a variety of topics and disciplines is essential for educators teaching in these changing times.
This session will present a variety of sample teaching strategies that can be used to enhance active learning in online environments. You’ll learn how to create engaging course content using innovative tools and techniques that are sure to keep your students engaged throughout the entire semester! By attending this session, you’ll walk away with new ideas for creating interactive courses that are more fun than ever before! Attendees should leave this session with a greater understanding of how they can incorporate student engagement into their own courses through various methods including virtual field trips, digital escape rooms, engaging debate activities and many more. Attendees should also come away with a deeper understanding of how they can use technology within their courses so that it enhances rather than distracts from the material being presented. Finally, attendees should leave this session with a greater sense of confidence about incorporating these types of instructional materials into their own classes because they now have access to all kinds of great resources designed specifically for instructors who want to make their classes more interesting by adding some form or another type of active learning components.
This is not just another boring lecture where everyone falls asleep after five minutes. This session will begin with a fun, interactive game to demonstrate the impact of engaging learning activities. We will then look at diverse strategies that can be used to enhance active learning. All attendees will be provided with access to an active online learning "toolbox" that can be used to assist in the development of online activities geared toward your unique learning objectives.
This toolbox will be a “go to” resource for developing activities that can be implemented in online courses to encourage active learning. The toolbox will include links to demonstrations, guides and activities that can be implemented in the online environment. Participants will have the opportunity to select from the strategies and examples provided to develop their own unique toolbox. Participants will also be provided with a blank template to begin building their own toolboxes. You will be challenged to begin building your toolbox during the presentation once you learn a teaching strategy that appeals to you.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Describe the benefits of engaging online learners
- Identify various active learning strategies that can be implemented in the online classroom
- Create an individualized innovative online teaching toolbox