FR108 - Reimagining the Online Instructor: Keys for Learner Engagement

Friday, February 08 | 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM | Room: 2D

Session Description:
Have you noticed that your learners are not attending your online synchronous activities, or their involvement is declining? Have your webinars become monologues as opposed to dialogues? Are your learners extremely silent or dangerously passive? As an online instructor, you might have been hired solely based on your industry expertise and passion for the subject matter, but that's not enough today. This session will help you understand what other roles you need to fulfill to achieve your true potential and promote true learner engagement. Moreover, we will explore eight ready-to-apply ideas for learner-centered online synchronous activities and will analyze how they are related to your different roles.

Application on the Job:
Use your industry expertise and passion for your field as drivers for successful learning experiences.
Create true synchronous learning experiences where learners can safely share experiences, ideas, failures, and successes.
Understand learners’ motivations and main drivers to deliver engaging learning activities.

Type: Concurrent Session

Tracks: Virtual Classroom

Attendee Level: Intermediate

Target Audiences: Instructional Designer, Trainer/Facilitator

Topic: Facilitation

Handout(s): FR108 - Reimagining the Online Instructor


Mavo Navarro, Juan

Mavo Navarro, Juan

Learning Technology Specialist

University of Toronto - School of Continuing Studies