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CTE: Interactive Questioning in Online Lectures

Center for Teaching Excellence, Thomas Cooper Library, Room 511
Sep 21, 2011 1:25 PM - 2:15 PM

 Wise use of questioning during lecture helps students pay more attention, reflect on course content, and learn better. In small classes, questions can prompt discussion.  In larger classes, questions can be used with classroom response systems (clickers) to obtain immediate feedback on student learning. But how can we use questions effectively throughout an online lecture? This workshop will illustrate how to use Adobe Presenter to create narrated PowerPoint that incorporates questions that would normally be included in the traditional classroom. We will discuss how questions can be designed so that the students have to answer to continue with the narrations, and how explanations can be given for the correct and incorrect answer choices. This workshop will also explain the rationale for this approach, present the results of a student survey on its effectiveness, and include implications for future online course development.

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