Share Paper: Zoomed out: Comparing approaches for translating the think-pair-share strategy into online learning through a mixed methods analysis

  1. Alex Fegely, Coastal Carolina University, United States
  2. Todd Cherner, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
  3. Cory Gleasman, Tennessee Tech University, United States
  4. Chrystine Mitchell, York College of Pennsylvania, United States
Tuesday, March 30 11:15-11:30 AM Room 5

Abstract: As face-to-face instruction has transitioned into online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, educators at all levels are delivering their instruction synchronously through video conferencing platforms such as Zoom, Teams, and WebX. Resultingly, students and educators have reported being “zoomed out” due to lessons’ overreliance on synchronous video conferencing lectures. The purpose of this mixed methods study was to evaluate different ways of integrating the Think-Pair-Share (TPS) instructional strategy into online learning using Zoom as well as Zoom with FlipGrid for the “pair” step. Pre-service teacher participants (N = 18) took part in TPS activities using both strategies. Data were ...