Workshop: Enhancing students’ engagement and learning by integrating synchronous communication into asynchronous courses

Workshop: Enhancing students’ engagement and learning by integrating synchronous communication into asynchronous courses

Call Status

Soliciting Interest

Deadline for Participation

Friday, November 2, 2018 (All day)

Details

Registration for the October/November session is now closed. Please check back for additional sessions to be scheduled. 

 

The College of Education invites you to review the Call for Participation for the workshop titled, "Enhancing Students’ Engagement and Learning by Integrating Synchronous Communication into Asynchronous Courses."

Background:

Integration of synchronous communication into asynchronous courses enhances students’ engagement, increases instructors’ social and teaching presence, and promotes feedback quality. All these advancements improve student learning and success.  Additionally, synchronous communication allows students practice real time presentations and team collaboration that are essential skills for their professional success. 

However, integrating online asynchronous learning experiences into synchronous learning experiences can be challenging. Decisions such as how and when to use synchronous tools and strategies are difficult to make for many faculty members. The purpose of this workshop is to help the participants learn about available synchronous communication tools and develop skills for preparing synchronous learning experiences to increase students’ engagement and learning. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore available tools for synchronous communication
  • Discuss strategies to enhance student engagement and learning by using synchronous communication 
  • Develop a plan for integrating synchronous communication into the asynchronous courses   

Delivery Mode: 

Blended: Synchronous/Asynchronous Workshop 

Levels: 

Beginner, Intermediate 

Eligible for Scholarship Engagement credit

Yes

Format: 

This is a synchronous/asynchronous workshop that will require approximately 4 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in an online synchronous learning experiences, and submitting assignments. 

Who should attend?:

Faculty members who teach asynchronous online courses, Staff who govern faculty members, Instructional designers, and Lead Faculty Area Chairs

Workshop Schedule:

  • Call for Participation/Registration starts October 11, 2018 and closes November 2, 2018 at 11:00pm AZ time
  • The materials will be ready to review for registered participants at the Research Hub no later than November 5, 2018. 
  • Workshop begins on November 6, 2018 and ends November 8, 2018. 
  • As part of the workshop, participants must attend a synchronous webinar on November 7, 2018 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm Phoenix time.

Registration:

There are two steps to complete prior to November 2, 2018 in order to participate in the workshop. 

  1. Complete the workshop registration form at this link

    Registration for the October/November session is now closed. Please check back for additional sessions to be scheduled. 

  2. Register as a user on the Research Hub. Instructions on how to complete this step will be emailed to you within 48 hrs of completing the workshop registration form. 

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