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Increasing Student Engagement During Synchronous Online Classes | Faculty Focus

Increasing Student Engagement During Synchronous Online Classes | Faculty Focus | T&L Online Space for SUSS Teaching Staff | Scoop.it

"Instructors should try a different approach that increases motivation in classroom activities and assignments—shifting the role of the instructor in synchronous classrooms to a moderator and centering student’s voice."

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To move away from frontal teaching during synchronous online lessons and towards student centre-learning, read on for strategies to build rapport and routines with students to create meaningful engagement online. 

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Why self-compassion is important for teachers

Why self-compassion is important for teachers | T&L Online Space for SUSS Teaching Staff | Scoop.it
People working in the education system are usually under a lot of stress. That's why self-compassion is important for teachers.
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Practice and embody self-compassion as you review your teaching this semester and prepare for the upcoming semester! 

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Peer Feedback: Making It Meaningful 

Peer Feedback: Making It Meaningful  | T&L Online Space for SUSS Teaching Staff | Scoop.it
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Apart from the use of checklists and rubrics, try using a choice board to enable meaningful peer feedback process and engagement. 

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‘Failure to Disrupt,’ Learning at Scale and Higher Ed After COVID-19 | Learning Innovation

‘Failure to Disrupt,’ Learning at Scale and Higher Ed After COVID-19 | Learning Innovation | T&L Online Space for SUSS Teaching Staff | Scoop.it
Why you should read Justin Reich’s essential new book before planning your school’s next big educational technology-related initiative.
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Technology use is now prevalent in the modern learning landscape. The article provides an overview of the book, 'Failure to Disrupt', where the author explores how adopting technology alone is unlikely to be effective towards student learning, if thought is not put in to consider the pedagogy adopted for the class.

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8 Lessons Learned from Teaching Online

This video list of insights comes from experts in the field of online teaching. Here is a collection of 8 lessons that might improve your online course!

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"Let your teaching strategies drive the technology of your online lesson" 

 

8 key and very applicable reminders as we continue to refine our online lessons. 

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9 student observations about online learning

9 student observations about online learning | T&L Online Space for SUSS Teaching Staff | Scoop.it
Students spoke candidly about what's working--and what isn't--during online learning in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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"People can’t learn all in the same way, so he tries to accommodate different learning styles" What have students observed in online lessons and what do they want? 

 

These 9 observations are accompanied by strategies to meet students' needs in online learning, ranging from content knowledge needs to overall well-being. 

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Leveraging the Power of Discussion in Online Learning

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This article shares 3 ways for powerful and meaningful discussions that are student-centred. 

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Six Ways to Reshape Your Feedback and Increase Student Engagement | Turnitin

Six Ways to Reshape Your Feedback and Increase Student Engagement | Turnitin | T&L Online Space for SUSS Teaching Staff | Scoop.it
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These 6 ways act as a reminder to think about the principles that undergird current assessment practices.

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Reduce Workloads to Ease Students’ Stress: Faculty Insights

Reduce Workloads to Ease Students’ Stress: Faculty Insights | T&L Online Space for SUSS Teaching Staff | Scoop.it
Students may feel overwhelmed with the new demands of online learning. Faculty members at AUC share tips on how they try to reduce stress.
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Keeping the communication line simple is a strategy mentioned in the article to prevent cognitive overload in an online learning environment. Read on for more strategies and practices to ease students' workload without compromising academic performance. 

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Assessments, But Then Make it Universally Designed

Assessments, But Then Make it Universally Designed | T&L Online Space for SUSS Teaching Staff | Scoop.it
Your guide to universally designing an assessment. We have to use assessments as not only an evaluation tool but as an integrated component in the process of learning. So how do we ensure that learning is part of an assessment? UDL!
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Are we ready to adopt assessment for learning and assessment as learning? What change/ shift is required for such practices to be implemented?

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One option for delivering instruction if campuses open this fall: HyFlex

One option for delivering instruction if campuses open this fall: HyFlex | T&L Online Space for SUSS Teaching Staff | Scoop.it
The HyFlex course model is getting buzz as one way colleges could educate students if their campuses are open but physical distancing remains. A panel of experts discusses the pros and cons.
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The hybrid flexible (HyFlex) model of teaching and learning shifts the choice of attending lessons online or face-to-face back to the students. What are some pros and cons, and would this model work well for our students?

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Don’t Turn into a Bot Online: Three Easy Strategies to Let Your Personality Shine in Your Online Course | Faculty Focus

Don’t Turn into a Bot Online: Three Easy Strategies to Let Your Personality Shine in Your Online Course | Faculty Focus | T&L Online Space for SUSS Teaching Staff | Scoop.it
With the ability to automate so much of an online course, it can be challenging to find ways to let your personality shine through.
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If you're camera shy or have thought about making more personalised Instructor videos to better connect with your students, read on for the simple and manageable tips! 

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6 Models for Blended Synchronous and Asynchronous Online Course Delivery | EDUCAUSE

6 Models for Blended Synchronous and Asynchronous Online Course Delivery | EDUCAUSE | T&L Online Space for SUSS Teaching Staff | Scoop.it
This article proposes six models of blended online course delivery, ranging from a highly supported faculty-guided model to an independent self-paced
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Vary your online blended lessons with these suggested models! These models are crafted and proposed based on learner's level of autonomy so your learners remain at the centre of any of these adopted models. 

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'Cultivating Student Questioning Is Not a One-time Thing' 

'Cultivating Student Questioning Is Not a One-time Thing'  | T&L Online Space for SUSS Teaching Staff | Scoop.it

Develop student capacity as questioners by strengthening the skill, nurturing the will, and creating an environment where learners experience the thrill of asking questions that matter.

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A key aspect of knowledge-building is to get students actively involved and engaged in the learning process - Being able to ask meaningful questions as one moves through the various threads of knowledge is essential for students to build upon prior and new knowledge, and acquire ownership of their own learning. Read on for various ways to enable students to ask varying types of questions to embolden and enrich their learning process. 

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Artificial intelligence is infiltrating higher ed, from admissions to grading

Artificial intelligence is infiltrating higher ed, from admissions to grading | T&L Online Space for SUSS Teaching Staff | Scoop.it

Many people think AI is smarter than people,” said Wang, of Turnitin. But the AI is us. It’s a mirror that reflects us to us, and sometimes in very exaggerated ways.

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AI tools like Turnitin are widely used in many institutes of higher learning but how effective are these tools, and how can we better leverage these AI tools so that the essential processes of teaching and learning are not compromised? 

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Andragogical Considerations: How eLearning Helps

Andragogical Considerations: How eLearning Helps | T&L Online Space for SUSS Teaching Staff | Scoop.it
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How are the features of online learning relevant and meaningful for the adult learner? Use these features to better structure and facilitate your online lessons to engage adult learners online. 

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Strategies for teaching online and in person simultaneously (opinion)

Strategies for teaching online and in person simultaneously (opinion) | T&L Online Space for SUSS Teaching Staff | Scoop.it
Amy E. Crook and Travis W. Crook outline strategies to promote meaningful engagement for online students while at the same time providing a rich face-to-face learning environment.
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With the shift towards hybrid learning to accommodate the modern learner, it is timely to review strategies that can be incorporated in such a class to meet the needs of both the online learner and in-class students.

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Engaging Students Online: Strategies to Enhance Your Classroom Community with Google Drawings, Google Slides, and Google Docs | Faculty Focus

Engaging Students Online: Strategies to Enhance Your Classroom Community with Google Drawings, Google Slides, and Google Docs | Faculty Focus | T&L Online Space for SUSS Teaching Staff | Scoop.it
The following three, free Google tools pair with active learning strategies to provide multiple opportunities for student engagement.
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Apply these learning strategies for both asynchronous and synchronous lessons that leverage on collaborative Google tools to boost student engagement. A compelling example shared is the use of Google Slides to carry out the Jigsaw teaching strategy! Read on to find out more. 

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Why online HE should be about learning, not teaching

Why online HE should be about learning, not teaching | T&L Online Space for SUSS Teaching Staff | Scoop.it
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“What are we putting online? Teaching? Or learning?”

 

A pertinent read on how we should strive to shape our online lessons. 

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Students Are Distracted. What Can Educators Do About It? | EdSurge News

Students Are Distracted. What Can Educators Do About It? | EdSurge News | T&L Online Space for SUSS Teaching Staff | Scoop.it

Students these days are distracted. Devices and social-media notifications constantly beckon, and in this time of COVID-19 and widespread remote instruction, the distractions have multiplied.

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"Attention is susceptible to fatigue". How can educators minimise or better still prevent the occurrence of such fatigue of attention? 

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This Semester, Don’t Forget Participation Feedback! | Faculty Focus

This Semester, Don’t Forget Participation Feedback! | Faculty Focus | T&L Online Space for SUSS Teaching Staff | Scoop.it
Here are suggested practices for assessing and offering feedback on participation, especially for faculty teaching in diverse environments.
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While we strongly encourage active participation in lessons, do we also provide adequate and useful feedback for such participations? This article elucidates the various ways in which meaningful feedback on students' participation can be clearly conveyed. 

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Keeping Students Engaged: How to Rethink Your Assessments Amidst the Shift to Online Learning | Faculty Focus

Keeping Students Engaged: How to Rethink Your Assessments Amidst the Shift to Online Learning | Faculty Focus | T&L Online Space for SUSS Teaching Staff | Scoop.it
Consider these categories to spark ideas for crafting outcome-focused, online assessments that keep students engaged.
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On top of meeting learning objectives and course outcomes, read on for suggested assessment practices that seek to stimulate active engagement in the online learning environment.

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How Does Gamification Enhance Learning?

How Does Gamification Enhance Learning? | T&L Online Space for SUSS Teaching Staff | Scoop.it
Is gamification a valid learning method for your organization? Check 5 ways gamification can enhance learning and motivate learners to achieve their goals.
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Managing the Chat in Online Teaching: What We Can Learn From Live Streamers | Faculty Focus

Managing the Chat in Online Teaching: What We Can Learn From Live Streamers | Faculty Focus | T&L Online Space for SUSS Teaching Staff | Scoop.it
Learn how to effectively monitor and manage your chat feature in your online class with helpful tips from live streamers.
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Online participation and interaction comes in varied forms, one of them being the online chat, which can move rather swiftly in a synchronous setting. Read on for ways to manage online chats in an efficient and effective manner so that it meaningfully complements and enhances your online lesson. 

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5 Research-Backed Tips to Improve Your Online Teaching Presence

5 Research-Backed Tips to Improve Your Online Teaching Presence | T&L Online Space for SUSS Teaching Staff | Scoop.it
As the physical distance increases between you and your students, so can the psychological and emotional space. Here are some tips that can help.
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Humanise your online presence, and connect better with your learners. Read on for these five meaningful tips. 

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