This session was presented for the Johnson Shoyama School of Public Policy OnEd series. The session is hosted by the faculty, and I had the pleasure of presenting along side Dr. Martin Gaal for this session. You can see the recordings of all OnEd sessions on their Online Education Network site.
Description: A fully developed online course is a very different beast from in-person classes or even classes delivered remotely. Online classes are more structured, often including predetermined learning outcomes, activities and assessments, and both written and media- based learning materials. These classes can seem to break the connection between students and instructors, leaving both feeling isolated and unengaged. But this does not need to be the case! Online courses offer different pedagogies that can enhance engagement, foster active learning, and foster new skills in students. This session will introduce some considerations for adopting and teaching online classes and facilitate a conversation about opportunities and challenges for your courses.