How to Boost Student Engagement on Zoom

Student engagement is one of the most important elements for successful teaching and learning. An engaged classroom promotes active learning, critical thinking, and knowledge retainment. When the majority (or even a good chunk) of students are engaged, they co-create a positive learning environment where students not only engage with the materials, but also help supportContinue reading “How to Boost Student Engagement on Zoom”

Why Your Online Class Should Be Asynchronous And How You Can Do It

Against the backdrop of school closings and colleges moving their classes online, I hear a lot of chatter about Zoom, Google Hangouts, and different kinds of video conferencing platforms. While these platforms are ideal for hosting “meetings” with students, using them for the purpose of “lecture” might be imprudent. Here, I strongly suggest transforming yourContinue reading “Why Your Online Class Should Be Asynchronous And How You Can Do It”

How to Convert an Offline Course into an Online One

I’m writing this post in light of the recent school closings due to the corona virus outbreak. As many of my personal friends are fellow educators, I want to share my knowledge in this challenging time. I have been teaching the same online course (Introduction to Sociology) for over two years now. Each semester, myContinue reading “How to Convert an Offline Course into an Online One”