Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
9:50 AM - 10:15 AM: Concurrent Sessions
Engagement Strategies for Learners
Session Title
Foster Instructor-Learner RelationshipsThrough Module Introduction Videos
Learners feel disconnected from instructors because the screen presents a barrier to establishing real connection. My goal was personalizing the barrier using 3-5-minute videos in each module, with objectives, course content, and expectations.
Learning Objectives
Discuss the advantages of having module introduction videos in online courses.
Use Cognitive Load Theory to explain why the videos reduces learners' over processing of information
Discuss how the instructor-learner relationship improves by using the module introduction videos.
Intended Participants - Role
Instructional Designers
Intended Participants - Knowledge Level
Participants new to the topic
Tiffany Forrest, Instructional Designer, Florida International University
I'm an Instructional Designer at FIU since 2015. My career in Education begin as a Mathematics Teacher. I earned masters in Mathematics and Statistics and Higher Education, both with specializations in Adult Education. Here's where I first begin to investigate theories and best practices relative to eLearning. I both consult and assist in building quality courses in order to provide effective coursework for the support and improvement of FIU's student body.