The Role of Gender Power in Online Course Discussions
A workshop on designing online learning experiences
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 · 11 AM - Noon
The Role of Gender Power in Online Course Discussions: How to Design Online Learning Experiences that Prevent the Silencing of Women's Voices
Presented by Dr. Virginia Byrne
Tuesday, June 23rd, 11-12pm (online)
When teaching and learning online, having meaningful class conversations can become more challenging – particularly when students are asked to share their ideas, opinions, or disagreements. Research has shown that this is especially true for undergraduate women in online courses. In this hands-on workshop, we will discuss research and practical guides to better understand how face-to-face gender power concerns manifest in online learning environments. The facilitator will model online teaching and facilitation tactics and provide a toolkit of resources for online teaching. By the end of this 60 minute online session, you will be able to:
- Articulate the importance of attending to the climate of an online class discussion
- Summarize the role gender power has been found to play in women's participation in online discussions
- Describe 3 different designs for facilitating online discussions
- Determine a plan of 6 practices for fostering a more inclusive and collaborative online learning environment
This workshop will focus on the experience of faculty but GAs and staff are welcome to attend.
Registration via this myUMBC event is required. Please RSVP by clicking "I can attend" no later than June 16th.
A pre-course survey will be sent to participants by June 17th to be completed by June 21st. The workshop link will also be sent to participants at that time.
More on our guest presenter:
Virginia L. Byrne, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education & Student Affairs at Morgan State University's School of Education and Urban Studies. Virginia researches climate and equity in online and technology-enhanced learning environments. Her work investigates how social media and instructional technology are changing how we teach, learn, and connect in higher education. Virginia earned her Ph.D. from University of Maryland, College Park in Technology, Learning and Leadership. At UMD, she worked at the Teaching and Learning Transformation Center conducting faculty development workshops and coordinating the University’s research on undergraduate teaching and learning.
Before starting her PhD, Virginia served as the Student Life Coordinator for Leadership Development at UMBC. She holds a Certificate in Instructional Systems Design from UMBC and a Master’s degree in Student Affairs from Florida State University. You can find her on Twitter at @virginialbyrne or her website, www.virginialbyrne.com.
This workshop is co-sponsored by the Women's Center, Center for Women in Technology (CWIT) and the Faculty Development Center.
For questions, please contact the Women's Center at email@example.com.