Document Type

Presentation

Session Description

Student engagement is not only the key to successful teaching but also a challenge, irrespective of the content and format of the content delivery mechanism. Online courses unlike the face-to-face courses present a special challenge of social presence as the only contact between the faculty and the student is via the Internet. Creating an atmosphere where students actively participate in learning activities and are contributors to lively discussions can be achieved by applying a mix of pedagogies. Several collaboration and student engagement tools including mobile learning tools can be used to design and deliver an online course based on active learning pedagogies.

The panel consists of faculty from three different fields: Computer Science, Engineering and Health Informatics. Various mechanisms of student engagement that are founded in classic pedagogies and enhanced with new technologies including the design of online courses that can increase student engagement will be shared from diverse perspectives.

Keywords

Active learning

Audience Focus

Both K-12 and Higher Education

Start Date

7-29-2015 1:45 PM

End Date

7-29-2015 2:45 PM

Brief Biography of Primary Presenter

Dr. Arshia Khan is an associate professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She has designed, developed and taught online courses for the last 5 years. Her current research interests include avant-garde teaching techniques, and innovative healthcare technology (mobile) development.

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Active Learning: An essential element for student engagement in online course design and delivery

Student engagement is not only the key to successful teaching but also a challenge, irrespective of the content and format of the content delivery mechanism. Online courses unlike the face-to-face courses present a special challenge of social presence as the only contact between the faculty and the student is via the Internet. Creating an atmosphere where students actively participate in learning activities and are contributors to lively discussions can be achieved by applying a mix of pedagogies. Several collaboration and student engagement tools including mobile learning tools can be used to design and deliver an online course based on active learning pedagogies.

The panel consists of faculty from three different fields: Computer Science, Engineering and Health Informatics. Various mechanisms of student engagement that are founded in classic pedagogies and enhanced with new technologies including the design of online courses that can increase student engagement will be shared from diverse perspectives.