Course | Webinar
Improving student engagement with synchronous and asynchronous teaching tools
- Natascha van der Zwan
- Janna Goijaerts
- Wednesday 20 May 2020
How to improve student engagement with synchronous and asynchronous teaching tools
For: Teachers and educational support staff
Host: Dr. Natascha van der Zwan & Janna Goijaerts, MSc. Institute of Public Administration FGGA
Prior knowledge required? No
The corona crisis is posing unique challenges to teachers and students as traditional courses are redesigned for online teaching. Some students lack the time and resources to participate synchronously (e.g. attend live seminars), while others prefer the structure and sense of community that synchronous teaching brings. To make our course inclusive of both groups of students, we have purposely chosen to combine synchronous and asynchronous forms of participation. So far, we have found that this combination helps students stay engaged and connected, even when at a physical distance from us and from each other.
In this webinar, we will:
- Share our experiences and those of students with this new course design.
- Offer some practical tips for teachers who are faced with maintaining student engagement in the transition to online higher education.
Teaching Support Webinars
The Centre for Innovation and ICLON are organising webinars to give support on remote teaching. The webinars will take place from 30 March and will continue into April. Webinars are scheduled daily and will provide information and answer questions on technical and didacital needs for remote teaching. They are open to all teachers and staff at Leiden University and are conducted in English.
Webinars will be recorded in order to train Leiden University staff in the context of remote teaching. If you do not wish to be recorded, please do not turn on your camera during the class. After the webinar, the recording will be made available in the Video Portal. The recording will be available until 31 March 2022. These recordings can be used for further education if necessary.
To ensure a positive webinar experience for everyone, please pay attention to the following Guidelines:
- We will start at the designated time, no “Leids kwartiertje”. Coming in late means that you will miss out on the introduction and it will be harder to follow the story.
- Please connect 5 minutes before the start time so that you can test your audio and webcam. Also check your browser: Kaltura Live Room works best in Chrome.
- Check your background for privacy. Make sure there is nothing visible that you don’t want shown.
- Are there other people in your home? Inform them you are in a call and you don’t want to be disturbed.
- Remember that the webinar will focus on pedagogy to support teachers. Other questions not answered may be submitted to ISSC helpdesk.
Do you have problems with audio or video?
- Log out and log in again.
- Consider using a different device (if you are on a phone, switch to a computer, or vise versa).
- Check your internet connection.
- Check your browser. Kaltura Live Room works best in Chrome.
- Contact ISSC helpdesk if the problem persists.