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ERIC Number: EJ1141876
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
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ISSN: EISSN-1479-4403
Active Learning: Engaging Students to Maximize Learning in an Online Course
Khan, Arshia; Egbue, Ona; Palkie, Brooke; Madden, Janna
Electronic Journal of e-Learning, v15 n2 p107-115 2017
Student engagement is key to successful teaching and learning, irrespective of the content and format of the content delivery mechanism. However, engaging students presents a particular challenge in online learning environments. Unlike face-to-face courses, online courses present a unique challenge as the only social presence between the faculty and the student is via the Internet. In a recent poll conducted by the authors, 100% of the respondents considered student engagement a challenge regardless of the number of years they have been teaching online. This paper explores various strategies that can be incorporated into the design of online learning courses to foster a high level of student engagement based on multiple pedagogies. In addition, the role of collaborative student engagement tools for the design and delivery of online courses is discussed as well as the role these tools play in creating an atmosphere where students actively participate in learning activities and are contributors to lively discussions. Perspectives on various mechanisms of student engagement that are founded in classic active learning pedagogies and enhanced with new technologies are presented in this paper, including perspectives on the design of courses to facilitate student engagement as well as best practices of design and delivery of online courses. Finally, this paper emphasizes the importance of deliberate course design in the pursuit of actively engaging students in online course settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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