Episode 137: Active Learning in Asynchronous Courses with Dr. Bonni Stachowiak
In episode 137 of the Lecture Breakers podcast, I'm excited to welcome Dr. Bonni Stachowiak to the show!
If you are teaching an asynchronous online course, meaning you and your students are not all online at the same time, then this is the episode for you!
Usually when we talk about engaging students online, we're thinking about what types of interaction we have with our students in real-time. Activities such as polling, live chats, Q&A sessions, and breakout rooms are popular ways to engage students in live, real-time online courses.
But, what if your students are working through the course material at different times?
How can you make asynchronous online learning experiences engaging?
What kinds of active learning strategies can you use in this type of course?
Bonni is here to break it all down for us! In this conversation, she shares her experience as a learner and as a teacher in asynchronous online courses. We talk about what to do, what to avoid, and what types of activities work well in asynchronous learning environments.
- Listen to Bonni's Teaching in Higher Ed podcast (Fun fact! Barbi was a guest on episode 381)
- Learn more about Loom (for videos)
- Learn more about Quizlet (for interactive quizzes, flash cards, study tools)
- Check out Time to Walk from Apple
- Learn more about Dr. Robert Bjork's work: The Bjork Learning and Forgetting Lab
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