Hybrid Classrooms: Four case studies
October 27, 3-4 PM
What does it look like to return to the classroom? What do the students experience? In this webinar, we will discuss different modes of hybrid classrooms. A panel of four faculty members who are teaching hybrid courses this fall will share how they are engaging students both in the classroom and online, how they are accommodating the changes in classroom space, and will share ideas for how this has led to unique opportunities not previously explored. Participants will have time to ask questions of the panel.
Jamie Landau, Valdosta State University
Jason Lee, East Georgia State College
Keith Pacholl, University of West Georgia
Tamara Payne, Fort Valley State University
Back to the Classroom: Moving Forward
November 10, 11 AM-12 PM
Masks, physical distancing, and the flexibility to alternate between on-campus and synchronous online class sessions have allowed campus-based classes to resume for many of us. However, recent evidence from faculty indicates that some types of flexibility leads to a decline in engagement and academic performance for students who are choosing to shift to online sessions. In this presentation we share lessons learned from our return to campus, and offer recommendations for moving forward.
Jennifer Knott, Columbus State University
Randy Garver, Columbus State University
Get Your Students to Read: Transform Learning with Perusall
November 18, 1-2 PM
Learning is a social experience — it requires interactions and interactivity. The coronavirus pandemic has been a good opportunity to rethink our approach to teaching. Moving some tasks to an online format suggests that many activities that have traditionally been synchronous and instructor-paced, can be made asynchronous and self-paced. Through Perusall, Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University, will demonstrate how to move information transfer and sense-making online and make it interactive, promoting social interactions between students. In addition, he will discuss how the platform promotes intrinsic and extrinsic motivation to improve student performance.
Eric Mazur, Harvard University, Co-founder of Perusall
Lauren Barbeau, Georgia Southern University