Tuesday, October 27th, 2020
12:30 PM - 1:20 PM: Concurrent Sessions
Teaching Strategies that Facilitate Learning
Live and Online: Finding What Works for Synchronous Class Meetings
Zoom fatigue has become a new term. It doesn't have to be that way. Synchronous classes have their place in good quality online learning. How do we find the sweet mix of synchronous, asynchronous, and offline activities in our online learning?
Learning Objectives
Discuss the role of synchronous class interactions in online learning
Identify when and how to plan for synchronous interaction as part of the course design
List strategies that help balance engagement in synchronous and asynchronous interactions
Intended Participants: Role
Instructional Designers
Intended Participants - Knowledge Level
People with some experience in the topic, but looking to grow
Stella Porto, Learning Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank
Stella Porto is a Learning and Knowledge Management specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington, DC. Prior to IDB, Stella was the Program Director of the Master of Distance Education & E-Learning (MDE) at the University of Maryland Global Campus, having also had other leadership roles since she joined UMGC in early 2001. Stella received a BS in Electrical Engineering, Master's and Doctoral degrees in Computer Science, and Master's in Distance Education.