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Small Teaching Online: Practical Strategies to Increase Student Engagement and Learning

Whether you’re new or experienced online faculty you can make small but impactful adjustments that significantly boost student engagement and learning. In this talk, we’ll discuss brief learning activities, minor course modifications, and simple changes to your interactions with students that benefit polysynchronous online class formats and enhance in-person classes too. You’ll leave with impactful, strategic, do-able ideas that make the most of your limited time without overwhelming you or your students. Together, we’ll discover how rewarding teaching and learning in online environments can be.

You’ll hear about topics such as

  • Why it can be so hard to engage with students online
  • Theoretical frameworks to ground recommended strategies in the literature
  • The most powerful, equitable, and inclusive tools to help students persist and actively participate in all class formats
  • Proven approaches to boost learning, both online and off

Via Zoom, Flower Darby generously visited our campus book group on Small Teaching Online.
Her vibrant approach engaged our faculty as she shared best practice ideas for teaching online.
She is incredibly personable, and she responded with warmth and enthusiasm to all faculty questions.