Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
9:10 AM - 10:00 AM: Concurrent Sessions
Texas 5
Engagement Strategies for Learners
Session Title
Being Present as an Online Teacher to Engage Online Learners
Participate in a conversation to dispel the myths surrounding online teaching and to provide reasonable strategies for faculty to communicate, respond to and provide feedback to online learners. Our emphasis is on managing learner expectations and maximizing teacher presence to increase engagement.
Learning Objectives
Differentiate between unrealistic myths and reasonable expectations of online teaching.
Describe opportunities for online teachers to communicate, respond and provide feedback.
Implement strategies to manage learner expectations related to teacher presence.
Intended Participants - Role
Intended Participants - Knowledge Level
Participants with some experience in the topic, but looking to grow
Martha E. Kershaw, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Daemen College
Martha Kershaw is a Registered Nurse who earned her BSN from Niagara University in 1993, here MS with a focus in Nursing Education from Daemen College in 2010, and is currently a doctoral candidate at Concordia University working on her dissertation. Martha has nine years experience teaching in face to face and online in pre-licensure nursing programs and currently teaches in a Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science program online and hybrid.

Peter Schilke, Director of Instructional Design, Daemen College
Peter Schilke is the Director of Instructional Design at Daemen College (Amherst, NY). Peter holds a BA in Business & Marketing Education, and an MEd in Instructional Design & Technology. He has 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. Peter has a strong passion for learning, particularly in non-traditional learning environments.