2016 TxDLA Conference

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
10:45 AM - 11:35 AM: Breakout Sessions
Keep Students Coming Back to Discussion Forums Like Captain Boomerang
Enlivened discussion forums accelerate learning and raise student satisfaction with the course. Keast will illustrate activities used in his 15 years of online teaching that boosted the interactions that are known to increase learning and course satisfaction. Each activity draws from the principles of gamification, respect for creativity, or constructivism.
Track: Innovative and Best Practice
Room: Travis C (Floor 3)
Dr. Dan Keast, University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Associate Professor/Chair of Music
Keast was recruited by UTPB to re-start the Music Program in the fall of 2004. He is a diamond-certified online educator by The University of Texas System and an Associate Professor and Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department. Keast won the University's nomination for the Regents' Teaching Award in 2014 and the 2015 nomination for the Piper Professor due to his teaching accomplishments and reputation as an online educator.

Dr. Dan Keast is a pioneer of online teaching and presents his research and innovations to a variety of disciplines in secondary and higher education. As a music education researcher, his research interests include teaching and scaffolding activities in online learning environments. He has twelve publications including book chapters, peer-reviewed research journal articles, invited columns, and serves as an editor for Texas Music Education Research Online, World Journal of Education, and Journal of Learning and Teaching.