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FAC201: Advanced Online Student Engagement

Promoting Student Engagement in Your Online/DL Course | Knowledge Base9 Principles Of Student Engagement In A Virtual Classroom |



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I am able to employee each of the learning module sessions to strengthening my pedagogy styles. From inputting gamifications in my student engagement assignments to keeping the PPT slides user-friendly and not overload each slide with text to ensuring that I gain time to time-out myself to ensure that I am always at 100% with well-being and health. Teaching techniques that I will share with my students and with faculty is to embed educational YouTubes and Ted Talk videos that also relate to my teaching areas. To embed other forms of visuals, social medias and learning modules to ensure all students have methods that they can use to learn in my classes. I will change the course shells to less is more and only post what is needed to be posted... give students time to work through assignments and not overload the shell with unnecessary information. 



FAC 201 Online Session Topics

Session Topic
1 Student Engagement & Learning
2 Increasing Engagement Through Course Design
3 Increasing Engagement Through Assessment & Feedback
4 Increasing Engagement Through Online Behavior
5 Using Media as a Form of Engagement
6 Developing Routines
7 The Online Speaking Experience Part 1
8 The Online Speaking Experience Part 2


FAC201: Advanced Online Student Engagement

Online Student Engagement: Best Practices

  1. Student Engagement & Learning
  2. Increase Engagement Course Design
  3. Increasing Engagement: Assessment & Feedback
  4. Increasing Engagement: Online Behavior
  5. Using Media as a form of Engagement
  6. Developing Routines

FAC201: Advanced Online Student Engagement- Using Media as a form of Engagement


I have used multimedia assignments with my students whereas, they learn how to build their professional ePortfolio that includes embedding, videos, graphics, sound. I want student s to build on new media skills for their careers that allows them to showcase their educational endeavors in an online setting. The student actually work through building their own website and incorporating their own webpages. Students get lessons on critiquing websites (Links to an external site.) from the .edus, .orgs, .coms, .govs. Students work on this project for the entire semester and present their website to the class. Students love the notion of having all their resumes, cover letters, references, professional documents online whereas they can just share their weblink with prospective companies and internships. They have been impressed with how easy the website building can be, they can create a QR Code for the website and how they are the webmaster to their own webpage for editing and updating their information. I even share some of my ePortfolios I have created through the years Web20KMG (Links to an external site.).

ePortfolio Examples:

The What, Why, and How of ePortfolios (Links to an external site.)

Association of American Colleges & Universities: ePortfolios (Links to an external site.)

Student ePortfolio: Weber State University (Links to an external site.)

FAC201: Advanced Online Student Engagement- Increasing Engagement: Online Behavior

The Dos and Don’ts of Business Email Etiquette

So I create the four-line sentence rule when emailing students: 

1- greetings- hello 

2-what they have done thus far I am complimenting their class assignment work efforts 

3- what they need to do now to finish a work assignment task and give the due date 

4- thank you for taking my class 

FAC201: Advanced Online Student Engagement- Student Engagement & Learning

The feedback mentioned in this session was the value of doing gamification with students to assess their understandings of academic integrity and plagiarism. Through gaming, I can make the study and learning of these important academic conduct issues seem less intimidating to the student. Whereas, I can teach the lessons in an informal method but have formal structure to the delivery of what and how they learn about: Best Practices- So You Think You Know What Plagiarism Is? Text your Knowledge, Plagiarism Online Tutorials, Copyright For The Rest Of Us: A Guide For People Who Aren’t Lawyers, Differences between MLA and APA, Chicago, Turabian Styles of Documentation, ACADEMIC CHEATING: High-Tech cheating, Academic Integrity - Cell Phones and Academic Dishonesty, Students Cheating in Online Classes, Copyright  and Plagiarism: Resources, United States Copyright Office Basics- Information Circulars and Factsheets, Academic Integrity in Social Media, University system regulations for students with plagiarism conduct issues, Digital Millennium Copyright Act Bill and Law, Medium ( Radio, TV, Film, Internet, Magazine, Newspaper) Industry: Copyright Infringement and Cheating 101. The impact will be positive because I can give every student an opportunity to be engaged and informed and excited about doing another way of learning a subject area.

I will look to employee these gaming ideas on AI and Plagiarism:

 Investing in education- Investing in student academic success 



Initiating count down - gamification of academic integrity


Can academic integrity be taught using a board game?


FAC201: Advanced Online Student Engagement- Increasing Engagement: Online Behavior

The online course will facilitate one or more of these types of student interaction tools and methods for interaction and communication:

  • Student-to-student interaction- The weekly discussion forms will allow interaction to take place within the students, The online course group projects also will allow Student-to-student interaction.
  • Student-to-teacher interaction- The weekly discussion forms will allow interaction to take place between the students and professor as the professor will make comments on the students discussions. Another Student-to-teacher interaction will evolve giving feedback on assignments, exams, ZOOM meetings, and quizzes. 
  • Student-to-content interaction- The weekly  course content based lecture notes, PPTs, videos activities, exams, quizzes, and assignments. 
  • Student-to- teacher interaction- Groupme texting (Links to an external site.) 
  • Student-to-teacher and student-to-student- Using Social Media to Retain and Connect with Students in the Shift to Online Education (Links to an external site.)
  • Teacher-to-student and student-to-student-Best Messaging Apps For College Students (Links to an external site.)
  • All these interactions  promotes active learning by >> Active learning is an approach to instruction that involves actively engaging students with the course material through discussions, problem solving, case studies, role plays and other methods. Active learning approaches place a greater degree of responsibility on the learner than passive approaches such as lectures, but instructor guidance is still crucial in the active learning classroom. Active learning activities may range in length from a couple of minutes to whole class sessions or may take place over multiple class sessions. ( What is Active Learning? (Links to an external site.))

On side note- I would love to look at student engagement and communicating with students bringing in celebrities to my online classes

I love the suggestion how the students get opportunities to just talk about the course and the life skills >>  I always open the floor for students to discuss material from the previous class session, and for students to ask questions during the lecture. I just thought how wild would it be if you could get someone who is popular in the field you are teaching to  come chat in your ZOOM class and give the students a new view on the career goals they are setting with someone who is already out in the working world. Over the 2020 Pandemic celebrities have found new ways to make a living as well by >>Kim Kardashian, Matthew McConaughey and More Celebrities Are Crashing Students Online Classes

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LibGuide: Presentation: July 20, 2021

LibGuide: Presentation: July 20, 2021

FAC201: Advanced Online Student Engagement

Reflection and Reviewing: Student Online learning

Student focused online learning engagement- image


Learning can be anywhere/on anything- QR Code on your phone (KMG LibGuide)

Session topics 1-6

Session            Topic

1          Student Engagement & Learning

2          Increasing Engagement Through Course Design

3          Increasing Engagement Through Assessment & Feedback

4          Increasing Engagement Through Online Behavior

5          Using Media as a Form of Engagement

6          Developing Routines

7          The Online Speaking Experience Part 1

8          The Online Speaking Experience Part 2

  • Student Interaction tools and methods
  • Death by PPT- moved to LibGuides- flat to 3-D visuals
  • Email Etiquette- the four-line sentence rule
  • TedTalk- Every kid needs a Champion- Rita Pierson
  • Learning can be anywhere/on anything

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