Advice on designing online courses with lots of interactive elements to boost engagement from Michele Hampton, professor at Cuyahoga Community College
Lack of student engagement is a common problem in digital learning. Here, Michele Hampton shares her expertise on how to design interactive online courses that keep students engaged throughout, filmed as part of REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit. The virtual event showcased the best practices, techniques and tools for online teaching in higher education. If you’re in a rush, browse the timeline below for the key topics covered and where in the video to find them.
00:30 Introduction: the pros and cons of online learning
01:08 How to tackle the potential lack of engagement in online learning by boosting “interaction”
02:15 How to boost student-to-instructor interaction
05:09 How to boost student-to-student interaction
07:15 How to boost student-to-content interaction
10:29 Why use an avatar instead of recording yourself?
12:31 How can we get students to work together in a virtual format?
14:03 What is meant by adaptive courseware?
15:07 Do interactive designs and tools work only with asynchronous learning?
15:48 Examples of software or platforms that operate as adaptive courseware
16:36 Is adaptive courseware appropriate for graduate students?
17:12 How can we replicate synchronous group work in which the instructor can identify when students within the group need help in an online setting?
18:00 Suggestions for tools for students with special needs
19:02 Suggestions for students who are reliant on mobile phones to access online classes and material
20:38 How are you dealing with meaningful graded assessment in online classes?
21:38 What strategies have you used to strengthen students' commitment to the asynchronistic classes?
22:33 Tips for keeping online courses organised
23:54 How do you manage academic integrity issues when teaching and assessing online?
25:11 How can you prioritise the different teaching methods and platforms when starting out?
This video was produced by REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit, hosted by Arizona State University.