Helping Students Adapt to an Online Learning Environment
In view of the current crisis surrounding the novel coronavirus pneumonia (2019-nCoV) outbreak, many of us will need to move to fully online teaching. While it is important that online teaching should as far as possible maintain the high standards we set ourselves for regular face-to-face classes, common concerns with online education include the struggle students have in adapting to the online environment, managing their time effectively, and maintaining the necessary motivation to complete tasks. This online webinar aims to provide participants with an understanding of how to design a productive and engaging learning environment for students. Strategies distilled from a Community of Inquiry framework (Garrison, Anderson & Archer, 2000) will be shared and discussed, together with how technologies such as Zoom can be used to ensure that a productive presence can be maintained. There will be pre-webinar activities to be carried out by participants.
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