Session Description

Friday, April 9th, 2021
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM: Concurrent Sessions
Engagement Strategies to Increase Teacher Presence in Online Courses
Teacher presence is important online but different than in the face to face classroom. It needs to be intentional. Strategies for expectations and feedback need to be utilized. Flexibility is needed to adjust to learners' needs. This presentation will cover ideas to enhance teacher presence.
Learning Objectives
Identify opportunities to communicate, respond to, and provide feedback to students.
Implement strategies to manage learner expectations related to teacher presence.
Identify one engagement strategy that can be used immediately to increase teacher presence.
Presentation Files
Martha Kershaw, Assistant Professor, Daemen College
As a Registered Nurse since 1993, I have practiced at the bedside specializing in critical care and oncology. I started my career in education as hospital educator in 2004 adding clinical teaching in Associate and Baccalaureate programs since 2010. In 2013, I moved to teaching in a Baccalaureate nursing program full time including implementing and coordinating an online RN to BS program. I joined the faculty at Daemen College in Fall of 2016. I hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing Education and a Doctor of Education with a focus in Higher Education. I completed additional education to teach online and I enjoy supporting students in the online environment.
Outside of the classroom, my husband and I are the proud parents of a high school age daughter, and I am involved in my community as a local School Board member."

Peter Schilke, Director of Instructional Design Adjunct Instructor, Daemen College
My primary role at Daemen is as the Director of Instructional Design. I hold a BA in Business & Marketing Education, and an MEd in Instructional Design & Technology. I have a combined 10 years in education and learning including teaching at the secondary level, advising online undergraduates, and as an instructional designer in both the corporate environment and in higher ed. I have a strong passion for learning, particularly in non-traditional and innovative learning environments.

Higher Ed. Quality in Action Conference

April 8, 2021 — Workshops
April 9, 2021 — Sessions
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Eastern (convert time zone)

Agenda At-a-Glance

10:00  - 11:00 am: Keynote
11:10 am - 12:00 pm: Concurrent sessions
12:00 - 1:00 pm: Networking break
1:00 - 1:50 pm: Concurrent sessions
2:00 - 2:50 pm: Concurrent sessions
2:50 - 3:20 pm: Networking break
3:20 - 4:10 pm: Concurrent sessions
4:20 - 5:10 pm: Concurrent sessions
5:20 - 6:00 pm: Closing Town Hall