Supporting Students in Online Courses
Monday, December 2, 2019
12:15 – 1:30 pm Pacific / 3:15 – 4:30 pm Eastern
Online via Zoom
Whether taking a single course in a mostly on-ground program, or enrolled in a fully online program, students taking online courses face a set of challenges that are unique to the online environment. Feelings of isolation and disconnection from peers, the instructor, and the institution, can negatively impact persistence and course completion. And, research consistently tell us that a student’s ability to self-regulate in the online space is necessary for success. What can we do, both in our courses, and at a programmatic and institutional level, to support students in online courses?
In this session, we’ll explore how to support student success in online courses from both pedagogical and institutional perspectives. Dr. Amy Collier, Associate Provost for Digital Learning; Patricia Szasz, Associate Dean for Language and Professional Programs; Dr. Daniel Chatham, IEM faculty; and Noraya Razzaque, IEM student, will share their experiences and ideas for creating connection and community, scaffolding self-regulation, and supporting students in their online learning journeys.
About the Conversation Series
Since Fall 2018, the Office of Digital Learning & Inquiry (DLINQ) has convened a conversation series for faculty to explore and address pedagogical and technical issues related to teaching and learning online. As Middlebury moves into more hybrid and online learning opportunities, these conversations will help to prepare faculty to take advantage of these opportunities, while ensuring that we are designing courses and programs that reflect our unique values and approaches to learning. You can find information and artifacts from earlier events in the conversation series archived on our Teaching Hybrid & Online page.