July 16th, 2020
Facilitator: Jennifer Herman, CET
Thursday, July 16, 10:00-11:00 a.m., Zoom
This session will discuss how to create engaging online discussions and tackle key questions. We’ll collaborate and draw from the literature and our own experiences to brainstorm solutions to common online discussion challenges. Please submit your questions/challenges to Kristi Mukk prior to the session.
Facilitators: Simmons Librarians
Tuesday, July 21, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Zoom
Join members of the University Library staff as we get ready for a new academic year. Bring your questions as we discuss topics which include: providing course readings for students; accessing physical materials which lack digital alternatives; observing compliance with copyright and fair use guidelines; offering library instruction, research, and reference support; supporting the unique needs of all students from first-years to graduate students; learning about the Archives during a pandemic, and staying
connected with the Library. You may be remote but you won’t be adrift!
Facilitator: Ruthann Thomas, CET
Wednesday, July 22, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Zoom
This session will discuss how we can motivate students to engage and persist in online courses. We will address questions such as how can we help students recognize the relevance of what they’re learning, and how can we increase their “buy-in” to online learning activities? We will present and share ideas about how to enhance student motivation by helping them relate what they’re learning to their goals and interests, and by being transparent about the value and purpose of learning activities.