How Might We Get Audiences “Jazzed” About Zoom Rooms?
Abstract: Online learning engagement is a huge topic. Researchers could explore tools and technologies, different structures for course set-ups, communication and collaboration strategies, and many other topics related to students’ ages or interests or motivations for a lifetime. However, the goal of this session is to get participants generating ideas to encourage others to feel excited about moving to online, remote learning environments (or some combination of online and in-person) at a moment’s notice, and to make it a fun and engaging experience for audiences as well. We have all experienced the move to online or remote instruction throughout the COVID pandemic; now, it is time to make those moves with more precision, purpose, and engagement for our audiences. Participants will investigate how to reimagine their virtual sessions through a series of thought-provoking questions, while exploring various forms of play, creativity, and other research-backed design considerations that foster engagement and a sense of community in virtual spaces.