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Beyond Blank Screens: Designing Webinars for Interactivity

National Distance Learning Week 2020 Lunchtime Series

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

One in four students take some of their courses online, and two-thirds do so at a public institution in the same state where they live (Allen, Seaman, Pouline, & Straut, 2016; Allen & Seaman, 2017). This past spring, those numbers increased dramatically when the world turned upside down.

In early November, UMBC celebrates National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) with a series of lunchtime conversationsOur theme, Surviving to Thriving: Rocking the New Normal, celebrates all the successes and challenges our campus community has experienced as we continue to adapt, teach, and learn together during the pandemic. 

Beyond Blank Screens: Designing Webinars for Interactivity

Although web conferencing tools offer many opportunities to synchronously meet with your students, the experience is not quite a perfect match for the classroom experience. The rhythm of the conversation enhances and expands the interaction between students and instructors. While web conferencing tools support video for visual engagement, not all students want to be on camera. When faced with blank screens, how do we design our live sessions to maximize interactivity? Join our presenters and faculty experts to learn more about effective practices and common mistakes when planning and delivering synchronous sessions.

This webinar will take place in a Blackboard Collaborate virtual conference room. Use the link below to enter the webinar up to 15 minutes before the start time:

Prior to the session:

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