On Wednesday, March 18th, the TLT Center kicked off its spring workshop series with Engagement Strategies and Online Activities. The workshop focused on structuring activities to engage students with the content, with their classmates, and with the instructor in an online environment. Discussion topics include best practices, types of online activities, and how to adapt face-to-face activities to an online format.
The highlight of the workshop was the discussion on Web 2.0 Activity ideas. Some of the favorite ideas are listed below with links to resources for getting started (don’t forget to review the session presentation for additional guidelines when creating an online activity):
- Post a question of the week on a class blog
- Create an infographic as a review
- Produce a class Audio podcast
- Audacity is a free audio recording/editing program that is accessible to all students.
- Make a parody of a hit song
Additional engagement strategies discussed included lecture captures for an online course. You can use Echo360 software to create your own personal lecture captures. Submit a request for an Echo360 account to get started.
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