This series of five workshops was offered throughout Fall 2016. Each workshop consisted of an approximate 1.5 hour synchronous session followed by asynchronous activities and discussions via Canvas. If you are interested in the session recordings or resources, contact Marilyn Goodrich at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the Canvas space.
Faculty teaching in the Administration of Justice (BR, DB, FE, GA, HN, NK, SH, WB), Biobehavioral Health (NK, GA), Biology (HBG, YK), Business – Accounting (HN, SL, WB), Corporate Communication (HN, SL, WB, WS), Health Policy Administration (HBG, MA), Information Sciences and Technology (DB, NK), Project and Supply Chain Management (BR, FE, GA, NK, SH), and Rehabilitation Health Services (HN, WB) shared programs.
- Description: This session focused on creating engaging, meaningful instruction and classroom activities for geographically dispersed video-conferencing courses. Best practices, approaches to engage students, and instructional strategies of conducting demonstrations, debate, polling, and using case studies were introduced.
- Description: This session focused on creating engaging, meaningful instruction with a focus on student participation in real-time web-conferencing class sessions. Best practices, approaches to engage students, and instructional strategies of polling, whiteboard activities, chat discussions, and student break-out rooms were introduced.
- Description: “Flipping the classroom” is a pedagogical concept that replaces the in-class sessions with more hands-on application and activities while the out-of-class experience includes having lecture style material in addition to readings. Students explore concepts and review materials prior to coming to class instead of receiving information from the instructor. This session explored this concept, as well as, as identified approaches and techniques in order to plan for your own flipped classroom experience.
- Location: Online
- Topic: Best Practices of Selecting and Utilizing Technology to Improve Student Learning / Show and Tell of Select Technology and Tools
- Description: In this session participants learned about the pedagogical benefits of technology tools being utilized in shared courses, as well as, how to get started exploring them for their own courses. This session focused on a round robin of technologies/practices including Clickers/Reef, Doceri, Lynda.com, Sites at Penn State, VoiceThread, Yammer, and group project technologies.
- Topic: Seamless Student Experience: Creating a Sense of Community and Addressing Variations of Culture/Student Preparedness
- Description: Physical distance for shared courses becomes something to consider when planning instruction both in the face-to-face classroom and online course environments. It is very important to develop a sense of community early and continue to provide learning opportunities for students to feel connected to each other (at multiple locations) and to you, the instructor. This session provided ideas on how to establish a sense of community early and often along with how to remove any barriers / variations of culture and student preparedness.