A lot of teachers and professors are suddenly finding themselves in the position of moving to a fully online teaching schedule as colleges, universities, and even some school districts shut down in response to the coronavirus. As a result, there are a lot of questions — and perhaps a little bit of anxiety — about how to be an effective, engaging instructor in a virtual learning environment.
On Monday, March 16, 2020, at 9 pm ET, Signum University Founder and President Dr. Corey Olsen will present a live tutorial and discussion on how to teach an engaging online class. This session will draw on more than a decade of Dr. Olsen’s experience as an online educator, which includes:
- His initial forays into online instruction with the Tolkien Professor podcast
- His many free classes on speculative fiction at the Mythgard Institute
- And of course, the MA classes he has taught here at Signum University’s Masters in Language & Literature program
This tutorial and discussion will also serve as an example as well, with participants able to join and ask questions, offer comments, and otherwise engage. The session will be recorded and posted to Signum’s YouTube channel for those who cannot attend live.
There are two ways you can join the live session:
- Signum Twitch channel (preferred) – Anyone can view the livestream simply by visiting Signum’s Twitch channel. While you do not need to register, we recommend registering and subscribing (for free!) to Signum’s channel to receive an announcement when the livestream begins.
- GoToWebinar classroom – Note that participation will be limited to the first 100 people to join. Registrants will receive a reminder by email approximately 1 hour before the broadcast begins.
Dr. Olsen will view and respond to questions and comments from both of these participation channels.
The session will be taped for later viewing.
Get Online Teaching Tips from Signum Faculty
In addition to Dr. Olsen’s tutorial, we recently published a blog post that includes a number of great tips and advice about teaching online from Signum faculty. Click here.