Addressing Diverse Online Learner Needs with the Read, Reflect, Display, and Do (R2D2) Model
Abstract: Many students drop out of courses or do not participate since they do not address their learning preferences. Others complain of the highly mechanized online instructional approaches that bore, or, worse still, insult them. Simply put, there is a dire need to creatively engage online students in deeper and more varied approaches to online learning. A new model called the Read, Reflect, Display, and Do (R2D2) model can address different student learning strategies or preferences. In this talk, we will discuss how the R2D2 method can be expanded or altered to fit your particular needs. This short presentation will include dozens of activities examples and of how to this model to enhance your online teaching and learning.