You are invited to a Faculty Showcase event on March 23, 2012 at noon on the topic of "Creating Connections with Students in an Online Course". The event is sponsored by Instructional Technologies Support (ITS).
Our featured speaker is Dr. Kathryn Lee who has spent years perfecting her online courses and learning along the way about strategies to create a sense of community among students in an online course.
Lee is an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Texas State University, who teaches pre-service and practicing secondary teachers to be responsive and empathic to individual students’ needs through the design of meaningful and intellectually stimulating student-centered learning experiences.
Lee will provide a short presentation on the various tools and strategies she uses to promote interactivity between and among instructors and students in an online environment. These include an innovative way of using Forums in TRACS, and using Cam-Relay to record messages for students in which she details what their assignments are for the week. Lee also uses screen-capture software (Jing) to record feedback on assignments to students. Lee will then take questions from the audience.
This is a brown bag event, so bring your lunch and come and spend an hour with Dr. Lee as she shares her valuable online teaching and learning experience.
Water, soft drinks and cookies will be provided. Plan to arrive by 11:45am or earlier as the program will begin promptly at noon.
There is a limit of 50 attendees for this event.