CDTA11069 | Student Engagement, Online Teaching
Synchronous online activities to promote engagement
For NUS Staff
Credit Hours: 2.00
Fee: Free
No Available Class

Incorporating online synchronous teaching into your module can provide a stronger sense of connectedness among participants, promote engagement, and ultimately, enhance knowledge retention. For students to stay engaged with module activities, deliberate structures need to be put in place to help them embrace the flexibility that the online space affords to them. In this webinar, essential elements to facilitate successful educational experiences in synchronous online learning environments will be discussed, with practical ideas and applications to ensure your students are comfortable learning with their peers with technology, engaging them in discussion and practice, and assessing their learning.

While this workshop will emphasize tools that are free and under NUS campus wide license, such as Zoom, Poll Everywhere and Padlet, the general principles learned can be applied across a variety of platforms.

Although this session is aimed at those who are new to using active learning in synchronous online courses, there will be time for discussion and sharing ideas. Thus, those who are more experienced are also welcome to join.

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • identify the key principles to engage, connect, and support students in 'real-time', online learning.
  • design a synchronous online learning session that involves active learning
  • learn and explore a variety of tools that can promote active learning in an online environment



Charina ONG, Senior Educational Technologist, CDTL
Verily TAN, Senior Education Specialist, CDTL

Offered by the Centre for Development of Teaching & Learning (CDTL)