GTA Toolkit: Creating Meaningful Engagement in an Online Course
A major struggle associated with teaching online, either synchronously or asynchronously, is cultivating student engagement. Student engagement fluctuates due to a variety of factors including the degree of support within the online learning community and student familiarity with online learning. In this collaborative workshop, we will explore principles of motivation and attention and apply them to our online courses. Topics to be discussed include: maintaining an instructor presence, creating an online learning community, and creating engaging online discussions and course content.
Registration for this workshop is open to all graduate students at Ohio State.
After this workshop participants will be able to:
1. Understand principles of motivation and attention that impact student learning.
2. Consider the importance of course goals and social connections for sustaining student engagement.
3. Develop strategies for enhancing student motivation and attention through course design across teaching modalities.
You may register here.
If you have registered for this event, or are on the waitlist and require an accommodation such as live captioning or interpretation to participate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests should be made at least two weeks prior to the event, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.