The University of Nebraska Online, in partnership with the UNL Center for Transformative Teaching, co-host the first Campus Conversations presentation for the 2019-2020 academic year.
Join us as Flower Darby, an educator and author, presents Small Teaching Online: Fostering Connections to Improve Student Engagement and Learning. Attendees will learn how small teaching can help faculty and students' address the unique challenges of online learning. Small teaching involves minor changes or adjustments that result in significant learning gains. Attendees will focus on how educators can make a major impact in student's learning and engagement by implementing strategies based in neuroscience.
Attendees will leave the presentation with:
- An understanding of the unique challenges of online learning.
- Eight practical strategies to strengthen social and cognitive connections in students.
- New strategies to connect and engage students to improve student success.
Registration Required: Please complete the form below and indicate if you will be attending in-person or via live webcast.
- In-Person attendees are invited for lunch in the Platte River Room in the UNL City Campus Union at 11:30 a.m.
- Webcast attendees will receive an email with log-in information prior to the event. The webcast is streamed in real-time.
More about the Presenter:
Flower Darby, Director of Teaching for Student Success at Northern Arizona University, has over 23 years of teaching and instructional design experience in higher education. Darby is an enthusiastic advocate for student success through learner-centered design and excellence in teaching. She speaks, writes, presents and consults on teaching and learning theory and practice, both nationally and internationally. She is the author, with James M. Lang, of Small Teaching Online.
More about Campus Conversations:
Campus Conversations is an online professional development series focused on key topics related to education in the face of rapidly changing technology. The event takes place multiple times throughout the academic year as each campus partners with the University of Nebraska Online to bring in nationally recognized speakers to share information about topics of interest to those involved in online learning. Events are hosted via live webcast and in-person on each campus. These events are offered free of charge to University of Nebraska faculty and staff.