Strategies That Increase Student Engagement
Robin Tizzard, Portage College, Canada
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Diego, CA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-78-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Increasing student engagement can be a challenging task for both face-to-face and virtual classroom instructors. In this poster presentation I will present three of the main engagement techniques that I have incorporated in my face-to-face and virtual classrooms. The first technique is the use of free software such as XtraNormal to create videos. In class I have used the XtraNormal videos in three ways: as learning objects, weekly reminders, and FAQ videos. The second technique is how I have turned my traditional face-to-face office hours into an interactive chat room experience. My chats are reported by the students as the most enjoyable and effective teaching tool that they have encountered. The third strategy is my use of on-line quizzes as self-assessment tools. My on-line quiz structure has greatly evolved over the years. As the third panel of the poster I will present this evolution and discuss the important of quiz structure in terms of increasing student engagement.
Tizzard, R. (2010). Strategies That Increase Student Engagement. In D. Gibson & B. Dodge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2010--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 934-935). San Diego, CA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).