Episode 53: Teaching Online with Zoom: How to Increase Student Engagement with Aaron Johnson
Our guest for episode 53 of the Lecture Breakers podcast is Aaron Johnson, author of the new book Online Teaching with Zoom.
In this episode, we mainly discuss parts 3 and 4 of Aaron’s book which focuses on creating active and engaging learning experiences using Zoom.
Aaron and I talk about tips for designing synchronous and asynchronous learning experiences. And, we discuss what you need to consider when asking students to turn on their cameras which has been a significant and unexpected conversation within my network.
Finally, we talk about how to make breakout rooms more effective and engaging which is a feature many of us are trying to improve.
I hope you enjoy this conversation and that you get a few new ideas to integrate into your courses, especially those of you who are using Zoom.
How to create active and engaging learning experiences using Zoom.
How to design online courses and activities to align with learners' attention spans.
What to consider when asking students to turn on their cameras.
3 ways to make breakout rooms more effective and engaging.
- Get Aaron's books Online Teaching with Zoom* and Excellent Online Teaching.*
- Learn more about the jigsaw method at jigsaw.org
Read more about students' attention and active learning: Bunce, D.M., Flens, E.A., and Neiles, K.Y. (2010). How long can students pay attention in class? A study of student attention decline using clickers. Journal of Chemical Education, 87 (12), 1438-1443.
- Read Barbi's blog post: The Power of the Pause: 5 Ways to Pause Class to Encourage Student Reflection and Increase Engagement
- Learn more about Aaron's work on his website: https://excellentonlineteaching.com/
- Contact Aaron
Hire Aaron to speak! Take a look at his webinars, workshops, in-person, and online professional development services.
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