Kickstart Week (Day 3): Creating Engaging Online ActivitiesThu, 8/8/2019 | 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM | Campbell Hall 100
Kickstart Week is a series of related in-person workshops that will prepare you to design for and teach in online and hybrid settings. Each day focuses on a different set of skills and pedagogies.
This day's workshop will emphasize the following:
- Planning activities: Discover various ways students can participate in learning activities in online contexts. Identify ways to customize activities in order to promote student engagement with the content, instructor, and each other.
- Making the most of Ohio State supported tools: Learn about the various online resources available to faculty, staff, and students. See how tools like CarmenCanvas (which itself includes several tools), BuckeyeBox, Office365, mobile devices, and other OSU-supported online systems that can be used to enhance engagement in your online course.
Major Topic: Creating Engaging Online Activities
Day Three of Kickstart Week will focus on creating activities that foster engagement in online courses and help students learn what they need to know in order to succeed on assessments. We will explore a range of formats and activities that instructors have developed to make best use of new opportunities in online contexts. Visiting experts will describe ways to incorporate various systems provided by ODEE (such as CarmenCanvas and Office365) as platforms for various kinds of activities.
Following each segment, you will have the opportunity to practice what you learned with guidance from experts. By the end of the day, you will have seen a wide range of examples of effective activities to promote student learning in online contexts, identified which activities are most effective for your course, and practiced building activities in Ohio State supported systems.
Attendees are encouraged to register for and attend all four days: Day One - Day Two - Day Three - Day Four. The series has been designed to provide an integrative introduction to a complete process of online course design.
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