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Teaching with Your Hands Tied

Aaron Traphagen (Liberty University, USA)
Brad Burgess (Liberty University, USA)
Session Information
October 14, 2015 - 11:45am
Technology and Emerging Learning Environments
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Practical Application
Institutional Level: 
Multiple Levels
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Session Type: 
Information Session
Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 
45 Minutes
Concurrent Session 1

How do you connect with and teach online students if you have no control over course content, design, or delivery? Come find out!

Extended Abstract

Abstract: How do you connect with and teach online students if you have no control over course content, design, or delivery? Come find out!

Context: This session is intended for online instructors who desire to connect with and teach online students, but have no control over the content, design, or delivery model of the courses they teach.

Problem: In the past 20 years, online education has utilized technology to provide class content within an online venue. In many cases courses are industrialized with preloaded content, a templated design, and a predetermined delivery model. This leaves online instructors with little control over the content being offered.

Approach: By vetting and selecting appropriate technologies, online instructors are able to add a human element to the industrialized model, which enhances student connectedness and learning.

Results: During this session, attendees will be exposed to a variety of technologies that are available to them at little or no cost that can enhance the student experience within an online classroom.