Wednesday, October 27
10:15-10:45 AM
EDT
ROOM 3

Tools and Techniques to Increase Student Engagement in Online Programs

Best Practices or Mentoring Moments ID: 59228
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    Kristi Hall
    University of Cincinnati, Clermont College
  2. Suguna Chundur
    University of Cincinnti, Clermont College

Abstract: Covid-19 precipitated the move to online learning for many institutions including ours. Our open admissions institution, providing access to higher education to anyone with a high school diploma or equivalency, has additional unique challenges in delivering courses online. There are major differences in the mission and the student body of an open admission institution compared to a traditional educational institution. Instructors cannot assume that all students would possess the basic digital skills that are required for success in online classes. Yet, it is precisely such students who benefit most from the flexibility offered by online classes as most of them have busy professional and personal lives. This presentation provides best practices and strategies to overcome technical and pedagogical obstacles to student success in online classes through specific strategies in the classroom using the Community of Inquiry framework as a starting point and including additional support/resources provided by the institution to engage students in the online program. This session is intended for faculty who teach online and will be a virtual Best Practices session with PowerPoint slides and two presenters.

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