Engagement Strategies for Teaching Remotely (ONLINE COURSE) (Fall 2024)

Engagement Strategies for Teaching Remotely (ONLINE COURSE) (Fall 2024)

This course can count toward the Certificate of Proficiency in Teaching for eLearning.

Student engagement is a common goal whether you are teaching in a classroom, or online. There are, however, added complexities to engaging students in the remote and online environment. In this course, we will explore the challenges and barriers to engaging students remotely. You will be introduced to the TEC-VARIETY framework, which offers evidenced-based solutions. You will explore this framework on your own, and collaboratively with a small group of your peers, to discover how you can add some TEC-VARIETY to your online or remote course(s) to make them engaging, and to motivate your learners.

Learning Outcomes: 
By the end of this course, participants will have
-Identified challenges for engaging students in a remote environment
-Used the TEC-VARIETY framework to categorize a chosen challenge and describe a strategy that can be used to address this challenge
-Discussed various challenges and solutions with peers to build a repository of ideas for engaging students in a remote environment

This course is open to all course directors at York and no previous experience with remote teaching is required. Participants can expect to spend a course total of approximately 4-8 hours. The course is blended, meaning there are both synchronous sessions on Zoom and asynchronous activities to be completed in eClass.

The required synchronous sessions will take place on September 25th, October 4th, and October 16th, 2024 from 11:00-12:00, Eastern Time.

The asynchronous activities allow some flexibility, meaning that participants can complete tasks at any time that is convenient to them, within a specific time frame. This course is actively facilitated by a Teaching Commons instructor, and participants will be able to ask questions and access further support and resources by email or through the course eClass at any point.

Course dates: September 23- October 18, 2024

Note that registration for this course closes on September 18th, 11:59 pm.