Table 14: [Potluck] Teaching Online: Tips & Strategies to Take It to the Next Level


  • Facilitator: Ala Showers George Mason University
  • Graziella McCarron George Mason University; School of Integrative Studies



**Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a few printed copies of a specific example activity, assignment oràstrategy they use in their classroom related to this topic to share.**
NOTE: You can still join a potluck even if you didnââ¬â¢t bring anything!
Welcome to ITL and this table! àJoin your fellow Mason instructors to informally discuss this table's topic. At the table, you will find desk copies of related resources (digital versions are available below), and an experienced Mason colleague who has experience and strategies related to this topic.ààNot sure what to talk about?ààHere are some conversation starters:
  • Share a little about yourselves:à

    • Department

    • Years at Mason

    • Courses you are teaching

    • What excites you about teaching?

  • What brought you to this table?

  • Whatââ¬â¢s working the best for you in your course(s) right now? Why do you think itââ¬â¢s successful?

  • If you could improve the student experience in one aspect of your course, where would you start -- with how youââ¬â¢re presenting information? ...assessing student work? ...engaging and motivating students? ...creating space for higher-order thinking or real-world projects? ...building stronger community? ...something else?

  • If you could improve your own experience in one aspect of your course -- to support àyour engagement, time management, standards, relationships with students -- what would you want to work on?

Have an example or resource to share?ààSubmit through this link and we'll upload it after the conference:ààStill have questions?ààLeave a post it note on the table sign at the end of the Share-a-thon or email your questions toàstearns@gmu.eduàààADDITIONAL RESOURCES:ààà

Author Biographies

Facilitator: Ala Showers, George Mason University

Ala Showers is an instructional designer for online learning at George Mason University.

Graziella McCarron, George Mason University; School of Integrative Studies

Graziella McCarron is a term assistant professor for the School of Integrative Studies and the concentration head foràMAIS in Social Entrepreneurship at George Mason University.