Reflection on Digital Tools to enhance student engagement online

Activity: Scholarly activities in Learning and Teaching reflectionSelf/institutional leadership reflection

Description

I was invited to present a seminar to a lecturers at the Kent Institute by a former colleague. As many lecturers are facing difficulties in gauging and improving student engagement in online Zoom-based classes, I researched and put together a 45 minute presentation on techniques using various simple and free online tools. I was conscious of using tools that are quick to set up and do not require students to have accounts in order to participate as this would hold up the class where there is already limited time.
I used a hand-on style to involve the lecturers in the tools so they can get a feel for what it looks like from the student's perspective and also face the same common problems and frustrations. I used a range of tools such as annotation, break out rooms, google docs, quizzes and polls. I received excellent feedback about how engaging and useful the session was for the lecturers.
Period2021
Event titleDigital tools to enhance student engagement online
Event typeSeminar
LocationAustralia
Degree of RecognitionLocal