Proposal Title

Creating Online Learning Communities that Engage Studetns and Inform Instructional Decisions

Proposal Abstract

How do professors sculpt integrated and engaging online courses that meet the academic and social needs of students within today's virtual classrooms? Join a panel of professors from a range of disciplines (human services, social work and education) who are moving from face-to-face teaching to interacting with students within online classrooms. Presenters will discuss their experiences, while sharing findings from ongoing research. This scholarly inquiry focuses on: 1) what it means to be a viable learning community within an online classroom; 2) pedagogies that build community and enhance student engagement within the online context; 3) using online conferencing tools to increase interaction and collaboration; and 4) identifying best practices associated with using student interactions to inform instructional decisions within the online classroom. Panel members will present current research findings and will invite attendees to discuss their own experiences in small groups and dialogue with panel members throughout the session.

Location

Room 218

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 29th, 10:00 AM Mar 29th, 10:45 AM

Creating Online Learning Communities that Engage Studetns and Inform Instructional Decisions

Room 218

How do professors sculpt integrated and engaging online courses that meet the academic and social needs of students within today's virtual classrooms? Join a panel of professors from a range of disciplines (human services, social work and education) who are moving from face-to-face teaching to interacting with students within online classrooms. Presenters will discuss their experiences, while sharing findings from ongoing research. This scholarly inquiry focuses on: 1) what it means to be a viable learning community within an online classroom; 2) pedagogies that build community and enhance student engagement within the online context; 3) using online conferencing tools to increase interaction and collaboration; and 4) identifying best practices associated with using student interactions to inform instructional decisions within the online classroom. Panel members will present current research findings and will invite attendees to discuss their own experiences in small groups and dialogue with panel members throughout the session.