Student Engagement Tools and Techniques
Robin Tizzard, Portage College, Canada
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Have you struggled with engagement in your distance classes? Are you interested in learning about new tools and techniques that you can use in your class to engage those students who you never meet face-to-face? If so this roundtable is for you. I have been a distance instructor for 12 years and have strived to try new techniques to engage my learners. Techniques that I will talk about in this roundtable, are not limited, but will include: video creations using Xtranormal software, storytelling using Animoto software, poster presentations using Glogster software, and screen capture using Camtasia and Jing software programs. I have found that students in distance courses can feel isolated and not engaged in the learning process. Engaging the learner starts on “Day 1” of the course. In this roundtable, I am looking forward to sharing of out-of the box thinking that is needed ensure that on-line classrooms are exceptional experiences for students.
Tizzard, R. (2013). Student Engagement Tools and Techniques. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1091-1092). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).