**Note: This event is part of the March for Best Practices**
Day and Time: March 20th, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Mather Mansion, Room 113
Keynote Presenter: Aaron Johnson, author of the text, Excellent Online Teaching: Effective Strategies for a Successful Semester Online
Session Title: Strategies for a Successful Semester Online by Aaron Johnson.
Biography: Aaron Johnson is the author of the text Excellent Online Teaching: Effective Strategies for a Successful Semester Online. Aaron began his career teaching for a private high school in Ohio. He currently resides in Colorado where he is the Associate Dean of Educational Technology at Denver Seminary. As a technical advisor and faculty developer, he spends his days helping faculty to create better online classes and to become better online teachers. His area of expertise is in creating community and facilitating relationship within the online classroom.
Connection to Cleveland State University: Aaron Johnson’s book, Excellent Online Teaching, is a succinct guide that is being used for faculty development at Cleveland State University in the course titled, Best Practices in Online Teaching. This practical text is an online teaching guide being used at universities and high schools across the country. It is a straightforward, quality blueprint for how to teach online. Drawing on nearly a decade of teaching online, and many years working as a technical adviser and faculty developer in higher education, author Aaron Johnson walks faculty through sixteen distinct characteristics of excellent online teaching.
Lunch will be provided for those who register before March 17th.
11:00am – 11:05am: Introduction “Why We Teach Online” – Reflecting and connecting with what motivates us.
11:05am-11:20am: Small-group reflections and large-group sharing on the why behind the how of teaching online.
11:20am – 11:25am: Educational ROI: Impacting learning and student satisfaction through feedback and presence.
11:25am – 12:30pm: Part 1 – Feedback
- A – Small groups sharing best practices, tools, tips
- B – Presentation on what the research says on feedback
- C – Q&A Tools and Tips for rich and helpful online feedback
12:30pm – 1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm – 2:00pm: Part 2 Professor Presence
- A – The language of professor presence. Perceiving professor presence through the eyes of the students
- B – Small groups on best practices, tools, and tips for presence
- C – Q&A on Presence
2:00pm - Farewell