J-WEL Webinar, "Safe, Familiar, Student-Centric — An Emergency Guide to Remote Teaching for Novices," June 30, 2020 | MIT J-WEL

J-WEL Webinar, "Safe, Familiar, Student-Centric — An Emergency Guide to Remote Teaching for Novices," June 30, 2020

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Date and Time
June 30, 2020, online
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET

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Webinar description

In this presentation, David Joyner, Executive Director of Georgia Tech's online MSCS program, takes novice remote instructors on a crash course to get ready to teach online for the first time. The presentation assumes instructors needing to make a rapid transition should follow three guiding principles: that they want to minimize the risk of high-profile failures, that they want to stick to as many familiar tools as possible, and that they want to err on the side of making things more convenient for students wherever possible. The guide takes new instructors through the three areas of online delivery: delivering content, delivering assessment, and delivering the classroom experience. This webinar is part of our Learning@Scale series.

About our speaker

Dr. David Joyner

Executive Director of Online Education & OMSCS, College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology

David Joyner is Executive Director of Online Education & OMSCS in Georgia Tech's College of Computing. His research focuses on online education and learning at scale, especially as they intersect with for-credit offerings at the graduate and undergraduate levels. His emphasis is on designing learning experiences that leverage the opportunities of online learning to compensate for the loss of synchronous collocated class time. This includes leveraging artificial intelligence for student support and assignment evaluation, facilitating student communities in large online classes, and investigating strategies for maintainable and interactive presentation of online instructional material. As part of his work, Joyner teaches online versions of CS6460: Educational Technology, CS6750: Human-Computer Interaction, CS7637: Knowledge-Based AI, and CS1301: Introduction to Computing. 

Joyner has received several awards for his work in teaching online, including the 2019 USG Regents' Teaching Excellence Award for Online Teaching, 2018 Georgia Tech Center for Teaching & Learning Curriculum Innovation Award, and the 2016 Georgia Tech College of Computing Lockheed Excellence in Teaching Award.

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 15:00

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