Increasing Student-Content Engagement in Online Courses

Alexandria Zylstra

Session Information

Year: 2017 | Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm | Location: SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHING & LEARNING (SoTL) LIGHTNING TALK & ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: Johnson Center (Room D)




FULL ABSTRACT: Online course instructors often struggle with how to encourage students to engage with the course content, beyond passive reading of textbooks or viewing of online lecture content.  The presentation will explain the use of MindTap in an online course. Rather than just demonstrate how to use the tools, however, the instructor will present the test outcomes comparing two sections of the same online business course. Does active student engagement with the textbook content increase student outcomes, or is there little difference between these students and those who learn passively? Faculty will be able to see tangible outcomes comparing students learning without online engagement with textbook companion sources, and those students learning with such resources. Can these resources benefit student confidence in the course material and, subsequently, boost student outcomes?


teaching online; student engagement; student motivation


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