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Active Learning in an Online Class

Convener: Professors Meghann Pierdon, Clinical Studies-New Bolton Center and Jane Dmochowski, Earth & Environmental Science

While online teaching is often associated with videos and quizzes, online platforms offer many opportunities for students to engage more actively with material than just watching videos. In addition, these tools can allow students to interact with each other in ways that can help them create meaningful communities. In this session, experienced online and active learning instructors will discuss what has worked for them in getting students to be active online and the challenges that they face in finding ways to get students motivated to work in active ways.

Teaching with Technology discussions bring faculty together to discuss why and how they might use specific technologies in their teaching. Each conversation focuses on a different goal or challenge and on particular technologies faculty use to address those aims. Each session is moderated by two faculty members, who will share their experiences and guide the discussion; instructional technology support staff will also participate to help faculty consider how to implement the ideas discussed. Faculty from across Penn are welcome. To encourage interactive discussion, though, registration is limited to twelve faculty.

The Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning & Innovation provides lunch for all those who register in advance.

Registrations are closed for this event

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

12:00 pm to 1:15 pm
124 Van Pelt Library
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