Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
12:00 PM - 12:25 PM: Concurrent Sessions
San Antonio 2-3
Engagement Strategies for Faculty
Session Title
Discussion Board Reboot: From 'Did You Do the Reading' Assessments to Active Learning Discussions
Engaging mid-sized public university faculty in rebooting the tired discussion board tool and designing discussions as scaffolded active learning activities that promote learner-learner and learner-instructor interaction and higher order learning.
Learning Objectives
Compare and contrast assessments and learning activities.
Explore discussion activities that scaffold learning and build community.
Design discussion activities that promote learner-to-learner and learner-to-instructor interactions.
Intended Participants - Role
Instructional Designers
Intended Participants - Knowledge Level
Participants with some experience in the topic, but looking to grow
Dr. Caran Howard, Instructional Development Specialist, University of Northern Iowa
Caran is an Instructional Development Specialist in Continuing Education & Special Programs at the University of Northern Iowa. She has a PhD in Social Foundations of Education, with an emphasis in History of Education, from the University of Iowa. She has 19 years of teaching experience in higher education, including face-to-face, blended, and online courses. She enjoys collaborating with faculty members, puzzling over design/development issues, and working to ensure student success.