Free ticketed event
Format - A three-hour interactive workshop that will include short lectures, many interactive and participatory activities, and group discussions.
Learning Goals - After completing this course, instructors will be able to:
1- Use synchronous tools (conferencing, advanced screen sharing, breakout rooms, polling, collaborating on cloud documents, quizzes, and contests) to increase interaction in online environments.
2- Use asynchronous tools (i.e., discussion boards, auto-graded assignments, interactive tutorials) to keep students engaged.
3- Use continuous student feedback and automatic metrics to find issues with the class and make improvements.
4- Understand equity issues that arise in online environments: camera usage, technology gaps, workspace issues, and language issues.
Synchronous Tools (1 hour)
Questions: How to keep students engaged during lecture time? What tools are there available to interact with many students at a time? What is an example of a highly interactive lesson?
Activities: Run a simulated lesson on the basics of data analysis using all these mechanics: conferencing, advanced screen sharing, breakout rooms, polling, collaborating on cloud documents, quizzes, and contests.
Asynchronous Tools (1 hour)
Questions: How to keep students engaged outside of lecture time? What tools are there available to keep students engaged? What are some examples of using those tools?
Activities: Continuing with the same example, we'll look at discussion boards, auto-graded assignments, interactive tutorials.
Feedback and Automatic Metrics (30 minutes)
Questions: What feedback mechanisms are available to students? What measurements can Learning Management Systems take? How to use this data to improve courses?
Activities: Look at examples of weekly surveys to get continuous feedback from students. Look at examples of data that can be extracted from Learning Management Systems. Look at how to use those together.
Equity in Online Environments (30 minutes)
Questions: What can we do and stop doing to make online learning more equitable?
Activities: Group discussion on the central issues affecting equity in online learning.
Marcelo is an Adjunct Instructor at the University of Washington and Lake Washington Institute of Technology and the Director of Engineering at SoundCommerce, former Senior Manager at Tableau and Microsoft. Marcelo has been teaching in-person, hybrid, and online courses for five years, is currently a Quality Matters Master Reviewer and holds master's degrees in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics as well as an MBA and an MEd.