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2nd Annual Conference for High Impact Instructional Practices

August 6, 2019

Please find below a description of each concurrent session.  

Beyond Compliance: Authentic and Engaged Online Teaching and Learning

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at 10:15 AM–11:15 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Room 215
Abstract for Conference Program (150 words max)

In this time of human disconnect brought on by technological advances and cultural changes involving communication, educators sometimes struggle to create communities of engaged learners in the online environment. Davis, Sumara, Luce-Kapler (2008) wrote, “teaching is not about replication but about creating something new through moments of connection and reconnecting with one another, with the past, and with the environment” (p. 13). We will discuss, strategize, and develop plans to create online courses that move beyond asking students to “comply” with evaluation criteria or to repeat information found in instructional materials. During this session, participants will develop course, assignment, and/or lesson plans, focusing on ways to increase instructor presence as well as active, engaged, and authentic teaching and learning via projects, student-to-student interactions, and faculty-student interactions.

Primary Presenter

Dr. Jill Channing, Ph.D., East Tennessee State University

Additional Presenters