First Online Teaching Forum a Success

Associate Professor Mike Bryson explains field trips that his online courses have taken.

RU’s first Online Teaching Forum was held by the College of Professional Studies last Thursday and was a great success. About 25 faculty members, both part-time and full-time, along with many staff members also involved in online teaching, attended the event. There were three different sessions which had a myriad of topics: new technology, positive professor-student communication ideas, and innovative teaching ideas (such as incorporating field trips and guest speakers within the online experience). Specifics of each session will be posted soon via an online proceedings so that those unable to attend can also benefit.

Assistant Professor Tana McCoy explains how she incorporated a chat between her online Criminal Justice students and a former gang member.

Part-time faculty member Jennifer Sarno shared the benefits of offering weekly "words of encouragement" to her online students.

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