Care & Feeding of Your eLearning Community
National Distance Learning Week 2020 Lunchtime Series
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 conversations. Our 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.
Care & Feeding of Your eLearning Community: Faculty & Students Together
Teaching and learning online can make everyone feel a little isolated, especially in today’s world of social distancing. With faculty and students separated, how do we create and maintain community? While you and your students might not be in the same physical space, there are some strategies you can use to build community and increase motivation. Join our presenters and faculty experts to learn more about effective practices and common mistakes when community building in the online environment.
Our guests include:
- Dr. Delana Gregg, Director of Academic Learning Resources, Assessment, and Analysis. Delana's research focuses on which high-impact practices help UMBC first generation college students succeed.
- Dr. Maria Celleri, Assistant Professor in the Department of Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies. She teaches Introduction of Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies, Feminist Methodologies, and Transnational Feminist Film. In Spring 2021, Maria will be teaching Gender, Human Rights + Political Violence in Latin America.
- Ms. Samantha Fries, Vice President, Graduate Student Association. Samantha is a second year master's student in Applied Sociology and graduate assistant. She is also a Graduate Student Ambassadors to share information and resources regarding how to become successful virtual learners in the time of COVID-19.
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