Presenters: Luis Alvarado (Director, Learning Design, Graduate and Professional Studies) & Evan Reister (Professorial Lecturer, Health Studies)
Time: 3:50 PM – 4:40 PM
Community building within any course requires both student-to-student and student-to-instructor components, this allows students to be active drivers of their learning. But how does a faculty member accomplish both? Technology like Yellowdig that creates a space for students to share shorter messages, video, images, and audio for points has shown a positive impact for AU students that encourages them to be active participants in their learning. Leveraging Yellowdig empowers students to bring their own conversations to the topics you teach, stepping away from traditional discussion boards that tend to be mini essays and instead creating topical causal conversations that students want to be a part of. By sharing a faculty member’s experience, we hope to inspire others to leverage technology to enhance their classroom learning experience.
Determine how tools like Yellowdig can create online student communities
Recognize the opportunities to use technology in the classroom to work with AI capabilities
Explore cases where implementing Yellowdig could enhance the student learning experience for the attendee’s own courses