IT Teaching Resources

Promoting student engagement

Online classrooms can offer opportunities for rich interaction. As instructors seek innovative avenues for communication and remixing of ideas, new tools and patterns have emerged that benefit interaction. Explore the below insights towards a more generative and interactive learning environment.

Instructor and student voices

Mike Hines advises to practice education ideals

Mike Hines talks about the importance of focusing on student-centered learning and diverse engagement methods

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Lunch-n-Learn: Instructor Panel #2

GSE instructors share their methods, tools, and strategies on how to support the student learning experience and foster engagement in the online setting

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Nicole Ofiesh and Kathryn Payne

Lunch-n-Learn: Universal design for learning

A Lunch-n-Learn panel presented by Nicole Ofiesh and Kathryn Gray on how Universal Design for Learning (UDL) fosters better learning outcomes

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Robert Wachtel Pronovost designs remote learning around choice and trust

Video discussion, escape rooms, and malleable reading lists set the stage for an inclusive and organic learning environment

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Utilizing Kahoot to assess understanding

Kahoot is an online platform for hosting interactive quizzes and knowledge-based competitions

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How to use Google Jamboard to build ideas visually

Google Jamboard is a virtual whiteboard that elevates collaboration via sticky notes and doodling tools

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How to utilize Poll Everywhere, a surveying and data-collection platform

Poll Everywhere provides short and versatile polls for data-gathering and feedback in class

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The Flipped Classroom: Engage millennial students through active learning strategies

A literature review on the benefits and challenges of a “flipped classroom” approach

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The instructor’s face in video instruction

Two field studies highlight the value of social cues for motivation, and expresses caution against the one-size-fits-all approaches to instructional design

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Using Zoom breakout rooms

A descriptive guide describing the various ways to create and manage Breakout Rooms in Zoom

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Facilitating class community building before the quarter begins

A collection of college level community and relationship building activities for before the quarter begins

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Participating in a Zoom meeting or class: Best practices

GSE-IT shares best practices and tips for participating in a Zoom meeting

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Supporting mental health and well-being

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Structuring and streamlining content

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Promoting student engagement

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Bridging synchronous and asynchronous learning

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Building community and trust

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Gathering assessment and feedback

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