Presentation Title

Enhancing Online or Blending Learning Environments with Active Learning: Part I (Online Debates)

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1-30-2019 1:45 PM

End

1-30-2019 2:30 PM

Short Description

Enhancing instruction with active learning increases student engagement, which in turn yields higher learning outcomes and greater retention. Determining where to start or how to incorporate online learning strategies in an online environment can be overwhelming. Part I of this series will equip attendees with online debate strategies to implement in an online or blended environment.

Abstract

Within this Snapshot Presentation, participants will briefly explore the implementation of online debates in an online or blended learning environment. Attendees will be able to apply active learning strategies that correlate to the needs of their institution. The facilitator will model or showcase successful practice of online debates and present how various approaches could be executed within an online or blended learning experience. Also, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the benefits of active learning through the use of shared research findings.

Online debates in an online or blended learning environment allow for the expansion of active learning by promoting critical thinking and student engagement. Engaged students are more likely to be able to apply concepts and theories in their responses and practice. Integration of online debates within a course (online or blended) offers students an opportunity to initiate the discussion of misconceptions or ideas, controversial opinions, and research-based discussion.

The facilitator will render examples of successfully implemented online debates that take attendees outside of the classic debate vision of podiums, timers, and moderators. These examples will provide extensive guidance to how to start an online debate, expected outcomes, and successfully guiding a debate in action. Attendees will be presented with tips and tricks to yield successful collaboration and application of knowledge by students by use of online debates.

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Higher Ed

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Enhancing Online or Blending Learning Environments with Active Learning: Part I (Online Debates)

Within this Snapshot Presentation, participants will briefly explore the implementation of online debates in an online or blended learning environment. Attendees will be able to apply active learning strategies that correlate to the needs of their institution. The facilitator will model or showcase successful practice of online debates and present how various approaches could be executed within an online or blended learning experience. Also, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the benefits of active learning through the use of shared research findings.

Online debates in an online or blended learning environment allow for the expansion of active learning by promoting critical thinking and student engagement. Engaged students are more likely to be able to apply concepts and theories in their responses and practice. Integration of online debates within a course (online or blended) offers students an opportunity to initiate the discussion of misconceptions or ideas, controversial opinions, and research-based discussion.

The facilitator will render examples of successfully implemented online debates that take attendees outside of the classic debate vision of podiums, timers, and moderators. These examples will provide extensive guidance to how to start an online debate, expected outcomes, and successfully guiding a debate in action. Attendees will be presented with tips and tricks to yield successful collaboration and application of knowledge by students by use of online debates.