Increasing Student Engagement through Paired Technologies
Journal of Instructional Research Volume 6, Number 1, ISSN 2159-0281
This article highlights efficient ways to combine tech tools, such as Remind and video conferencing, to increase student engagement and faculty/student communication. Using Remind is a great way to provide information to students outside of LoudCloud, and video conferencing is a tool for having synchronous meetings and conferences with students. Video conferences can be used to provide students with important information about courses and assignments and give students an opportunity to see their instructor and fellow classmates face to face. Based on a study of 58 undergraduate courses with 1,302 enrolled students, the authors found that by combining video conferencing and Remind, instructors can increase the number of students who attend their video conferences and therefore increase student achievement in their courses. The article provides strategies for implementing these technologies as well as best practices regarding when and where to use them in online classrooms.
Basko, L. & Hartman, J. (2017). Increasing Student Engagement through Paired Technologies. Journal of Instructional Research, 6(1), 24-28.