Student engagement is the heartbeat of any online course. It encompasses a student's interest and motivation toward the course content, instructor, and peers. We will discuss the potential challenges of student engagement and open-source technologies that could address them. We will also share tools and practical techniques that can be used to increase collaboration among peers and the instructor. Additionally, we will discuss how interactive content can be used to add interest and increase motivation within the course.
Outcomes: Define student engagement from a pedagogical perspective * Identify key benefits of increasing student engagement online * Learn about practical solutions to potential challenges addressing student engagement in an online environment * Identify open-source resources that could be implemented in an online course to increase student engagement
Director of Educational Technology Services, New College of Florida
Lead Learning Technologist, Georgia State University