Tips for Engaging Students — In person, Online and on Zoom

Teaching during these past few years has required a combination of flexibility, innovation, and tenacity. With these trying times, teachers have been tasked with providing engaging active learning opportunities as the delivery of these sessions has fluctuated from in-person to online, to blended and hyflex methods. While challenging, providing students with engaging and well-designed lessons…

Building Course Structure with the Bricks of Engagement

In this session, participants will learn how creating structured interactions within online and in-person courses can be beneficial to students and increase their engagement. In addition to this, this session will describe how structure can help reduce cognitive load for students and assist with inclusivity in the classroom.  Session Objectives:  Define structure and describe the ways it can be used to increase student engagement  List and explain examples…

Zack and the Extraordinary Neuro Escape Room

Gamification, or the use of learning design coupled with game mechanics and logic, has been shown to be an engaging and useful strategy in the classroom. An escape room is just one example of gamification, and has been utilized across health profession students to promote collaboration and problem-solving. Through virtual experiential learning and team collaboration…

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Partner Webinar: How to Create Active and Engaging Learning Experiences with Zoom Breakout Rooms

Zoom’s breakout rooms provide a unique opportunity to learn to create active and engaging learning experiences for students. Join Contact North | Contact Nord’s Research Associate, Dr. Ron Owston, who describes how educators can: Move beyond holding ineffective, unstructured breakout room discussions Create distinctive breakout room roles for students to promote active participation Employ a…

Introduction to Flipgrid

Flipgrid is a free video discussion tool from Microsoft that enables educators to communicate and interact with students through short video recordings. In this session, participants will learn how to use Flipgrid’s collaborative features for higher education and will be introduced to the various features that Flipgrid offers. Session Objectives: Discover the features offered in Flipgrid and how they can be used in higher education. Learn…

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Lightning Decision Jam: A Workshop to improve student experience

As faculty do you think there are better ways to increase your students engagement and consequently increase their grades? As staff do you believe there are optimal ways to improve the student experience? Bring your dilemma and together by using the latest problem solving  processes such as Design Thinking, Gamestorming and User Experience design, we…

Hand holding light bulb with innovative and creativity are keys to success. Concept knowledge leads to ideas and inspiration.

Lightning Decision Jam: A Workshop to improve student experience

As faculty do you think there are better ways to increase your students engagement and consequently increase their grades? As staff do you believe there are optimal ways to improve the student experience? Bring your dilemma and together by using the latest problem solving  processes such as Design Thinking, Gamestorming and User Experience design, we…

Hand holding light bulb with innovative and creativity are keys to success. Concept knowledge leads to ideas and inspiration.

Lightning Decision Jam: A Workshop to improve student experience

As faculty do you think there are better ways to increase your students engagement and consequently increase their grades? As staff do you believe there are optimal ways to improve the student experience? Bring your dilemma and together by using the latest problem solving  processes such as Design Thinking, Gamestorming and User Experience design, we…