Proposal Title

Strategies for Effective Synchronous Online Learning

Proposal Abstract

Faculty and administrators find that trying to match the community building and faculty presence of face-to-face education can be more difficult online than walking into a traditional classroom. Live online classroom sessions through web-conferencing may fill this gap, but managing web-conferencing technology can be difficult for instructors who are also conveying their content expertise and scaffolding student learning.

This session will make a case for the role of a technical producer to support web-conferencing sessions so that educators participating in every model of online education can shift their focus from technology management to student learning. Participants are invited (but not required) to bring their devices and join an interactive hybrid online and face-to-face session using Adobe Connect to describe and demonstrate how the use of a technical producer can increase opportunities for classroom engagement, community building and responsive instruction. We will share strategies, experiences and results from using and serving as technical producers in a variety of higher education online learning cases and engage in dialogue with the audience about logistics, barriers and opportunities for using technical producers in their contexts.

Location

Room 1002

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 25th, 9:00 AM Mar 25th, 9:45 AM

Strategies for Effective Synchronous Online Learning

Room 1002

Faculty and administrators find that trying to match the community building and faculty presence of face-to-face education can be more difficult online than walking into a traditional classroom. Live online classroom sessions through web-conferencing may fill this gap, but managing web-conferencing technology can be difficult for instructors who are also conveying their content expertise and scaffolding student learning.

This session will make a case for the role of a technical producer to support web-conferencing sessions so that educators participating in every model of online education can shift their focus from technology management to student learning. Participants are invited (but not required) to bring their devices and join an interactive hybrid online and face-to-face session using Adobe Connect to describe and demonstrate how the use of a technical producer can increase opportunities for classroom engagement, community building and responsive instruction. We will share strategies, experiences and results from using and serving as technical producers in a variety of higher education online learning cases and engage in dialogue with the audience about logistics, barriers and opportunities for using technical producers in their contexts.