Come and learn about strategies to handle "Difficult Student Behaviors in an Online Course" at a Faculty Showcase on April 8, 2016 at noon in Alkek Room 148 and online. A link to the online session will be sent on April 7, 2016.
Our featured speaker is Dr. Matthew Eichler, associate professor of Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies (OWLS) and chair of Texas State University's Distance and Extended Learning Steering Committee. Dr. Eichler coordinates and is faculty advisor for two online masters programs in OWLS.
Dr. Eichler will present on the specific steps he takes to set a respectful tone for his online courses, how he keeps lines of communication open, how he handles feedback to students and how he celebrates success. These elements help prevent student behaviors that are difficult for instructors to deal with, such as a lack of basic manners, rude comments, demands for instant responses, or expectations for special treatment.
A question and answer session follows the presentation.
This is a brown bag event, so feel free to bring your lunch. Water and sweet and salty snacks will be provided. Plan to arrive by 11:45am or earlier as the program will begin promptly at noon. This event is sponsored by Instructional Technologies Support (ITS).
NOTE: If you would like to attend online, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.