Join us for the first of three Digital Learning Webinars this spring semester with “Discussion-Based Assessments” on Thursday, February 27th from 12-1pm.
Led by Susan Pennestri, Senior Associate Director for Online Programs, and James Olsen, Assistant Director for Programs for Graduate Students and Faculty, “Discussion-Based Assessments” will explore new ways to engage students in meaningful, online collaborations.
While many of us are familiar with basic online discussions and may even have used them, this webinar is designed to help faculty at all levels of familiarity and comfort think through the opportunities and technological affordances for improving this important aspect of pedagogy—facilitating higher quality and more engaging online student discussions and discussion-based assessments. We will draw on Georgetown-supported technologies that support online discussion environments, and provide real faculty examples of how specific tools and practices have been implemented into their courses.
By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:
- Recognize the benefits and value of online discussions
- Discover how faculty are leveraging tools such as Canvas, VoiceThread and Zoom in both asynchronous and synchronous formats to facilitate discussions
- Determine new approaches to enhancing discussions to help achieve teaching and learning goals
- Apply good practices and effective strategies to develop successful online discussions
Register for this webinar to join us on Thursday, February 27th from 12:00 – 1:00pm via Zoom to learn more.
We invite you to Can’t make it? Don’t worry – the presentation portion of the webinar will be recorded and made available on the CNDLS website.
Save the Dates!
Keep an eye out each month for a registration email announcement for our remaining webinars of the 2019-2020 academic year:
- March 26 – Georgetown Domains & Project-Based Learning
- April 23 – Creating Custom Learning Paths
Want to review recordings of all our past webinars? Check them out on our blog with links to on-campus resources and presentation handouts.
Questions about upcoming webinars? Email email@example.com!