Facilitating Dynamic Synchronous Class Sessions
Tuesday, October 16 3:20-3:40 PM Location: Las Vegas Ballroom 5
Presider: Nalline Baliram, Seattle Pacific University, United States
Abstract: Dynamic synchronous class sessions capture student attention, facilitate learning, and focus on quality interactions. This paper documents the structure of synchronous sessions and the dynamic techniques that one professor employs for graduate-level instructional design courses, consisting of a reflection, prelude, new topic learning, project roundtable, project previews, housekeeping, and one-on-one time. The goal is to transform that simple structure into a learner-centered environment that engages students by addressing their needs, leveraging their expertise, encouraging inter-student rapport, and developing peer-to-peer creative criticism.