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Creating Engagement in the Virtual Classroom

In this webinar, participants explore ways to create engagement through the tools provided by the virtual meeting platform Zoom. They also learn additional strategies such as group brainstorming, active roll call, movement, 40-second blah-blah-blah, and off-camera reflections that are designed to keep students focused and active during virtual classes.

Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Participants learn to create engagement by using the basic tools within the virtual meeting platform Zoom.
  2. Participants learn to create engagement by using additional strategies such as group brainstorming, active roll call, movement, the 40-second blah-blah-blah, and off-camera reflections to foster discussion and learning.
  3. Participants identify at least one tool/strategy to adapt for use in their own virtual courses.

Rachel Cobb is the training and development director for faculty at Greenville Technical College in Greenville, South Carolina. She has been teaching in Higher Education for 13 years. She taught as an adjunct instructor for six years at USC Upstate in Spartanburg, teaching public speaking and voice and diction classes. Rachel has been teaching at Greenville Technical College for about seven years. She began as a full time instructor teaching introduction to speech communication, public speaking, honors public speaking, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, and creative inquiry. As the training and development director focused on faculty, she teaches a teaching with blackboard course for new faculty and continues to teach COL 111: E-Learning Success for new online students at GTC. Rachel is also a certified family court mediator for the state of South Carolina working to help families navigate conflict in a more productive way. Additionally, she is certified as a trainer in workplace conflict resolution training. 

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Pacific: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mountain: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Central: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Eastern: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm





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