Speaker Topic

Answering the Call: New Motivation for Online Teaching Excellence

The flexibility of taking classes online enables students to pursue a college degree or credential to improve their lot in life. Yet myriad challenges can make it easy for students and faculty to lose faith, grow fatigued, give up. To reinvigorate our online teaching, we’ll consider the call to improve the undergraduate educational experience, identified as National Priority One in a 2017 report from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Its authors remind us that education is at the heart of the American dream: “every person, from every background, can succeed in America when given the proper training and preparation” (The Future of Undergraduate Education: The Future of America). Let’s explore ways of answering this call by reinvigorating our online teaching, motivated by the highest ideal: educating our citizenry toward a brighter future for all.

You’ll hear about topics such as 

  • Inspiration and motivation for effective teaching online
  • The importance of socially just teaching practices in all class formats, with a focus on the challenges of online teaching and learning environments
  • How we can make the world a better place when we fully engage in this work

Her workshop was well organized providing concise, tangible actions
we can use in every class we teach online or not.