The Themed Conversation Series is a series of noon-hour discussions, hosted by the Teaching Academy the last Monday of every month. The discussions explore a range of topics related to teaching in higher education. These conversations give participants an opportunity to share experiences, explore ideas, and dialogue with peers about a variety of teaching issues.
Please register below and join the conversation! This month's topic will be "Addressing Student Misconceptions of Online Learning"
As online learning is a relatively new learning format in higher education, many students have limited experience with it. They may have various misconceptions about taking online courses – they may think that the courses are self-paced, that they will be less work than the face-to-face counterpart, or that the learning experience is less substantial than a traditional course. Similarly, many instructors have a lack of experience with both teaching and learning online. The challenge is to address student misconceptions of learning online when you have not developed many of your own strategies for doing so.
In this one-hour themed conversation we will identify some of the misconceptions students have about learning online. We will then discuss some strategies and ideas to address the misconceptions, as well as resources and support that are available. Please come to the session prepared to discuss and share your ideas