Announcement: Teaching Engaging Classes Online: A Tutorial and Discussion (by Signum University)

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:

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.

Register for the Online Teaching Tutorial

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.

About Brenton Dickieson

“A Pilgrim in Narnia” is a blog project in reading and talking about the work of C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and the worlds they touched. As a "Faith, Fantasy, and Fiction" blog, we cover topics like children’s literature, apologetics and philosophy, myths and mythology, fantasy, theology, cultural critique, art and writing. This blog includes my thoughts as I read through Lewis and Tolkien and reflect on my own life and culture. In this sense, I am a Pilgrim in Narnia--or Middle Earth, or Fairyland. I am often peeking inside of wardrobes, looking for magic bricks in urban alleys, or rooting through yard sale boxes for old rings. If something here captures your imagination, leave a comment, “like” a post, share with your friends, or sign up to receive Narnian Pilgrim posts in your email box. Brenton Dickieson is a father, husband, friend, university lecturer, and freelance writer from Prince Edward Island, Canada. You can follow him on Twitter, @BrentonDana.
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1 Response to Announcement: Teaching Engaging Classes Online: A Tutorial and Discussion (by Signum University)

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