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Student Engagement in Online Learning: What Works and Why

1 hour

Dr. Darcy White, Instructional Designer, D2L
Dr. Christopher Sessums, Director of Academic Affairs, D2L


With the sudden shift to online teaching and learning, student engagement has become more vital to retention than ever. Keeping students involved, motivated and actively learning in an online environment is challenging colleges and universities across the country. Research-based best practices and strategies for how to maintain student engagement are vital to the success of any online learning program.

This webinar, hosted by University Business, features Dr. Christopher Sessums, Director of Academic Affairs, and Dr. Darcy White, Instructional Designer at D2L, as they discuss evidence-based practices that can help faculty members and instructional designers to motivate, connect with and engage online learners.

Key topics include:

  • Keeping students involved, motivated and engaged
  • The importance of clear and consistent communication
  • Research-based best practices for online teaching and learning
  • How to help faculty adapt to an online environment

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