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2021 Collegium on College Teaching Practices

August 18, 2021

UCO Liberal Arts Building, South Wing

"How to Create a New Normal Learning Environment"

The Annual Collegium on College Teaching Practice is the kick-off event for UCO's faculty enhancement activities for the new academic year. Here you will explore learning environments, expand your professional curiosity and enhance your contribution to student success through Transformative Learning. This year's theme is "How to Create a New Normal Learning Environment" and includes morning breakout sessions (see below) and an afternoon keynote address by Dr. Mays Imad,a neuroscientist and professor of pathophysiology and biomedical ethics at Pima Community College, entitled "Harnessing the Power of Metacognition to Improve Student Learning." Faculty may attend sessions in-person or vitually.

Using Top Hat to Engage Students in the Asynchronous Classroom

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 11:30 AM–11:50 AM CDT
Session Description

 Top Hat is the UCO supported clicker/polling system that many faculty use in the face to face classroom to promote student engagement. This Quick Tip, will demonstration of how to use Top Hat to enhance a collaborative-constructivist approach to learning and to promote social presence, cognitive presence and teaching presence in the online classroom.


Mark R. McCoy, University of Central Oklahoma