Presentation Title

Setting the Tone; Bridging the Divide; Being Yourself

Location

BUL150

Start Date

8-18-2017 11:20 AM

End Date

8-18-2017 12:20 PM

Description

Do your online students feel disconnected from you and Andrews? Join us to learn strategies for setting a "golden climate," bridging the distance, and being yourself in your online course. Students want to connect with you, their professor! We'll share simple strategies for strengthening the connection.

Biography

Janine Lim, PhD, currently serves as associate dean for online higher education in the Andrews University School of Distance Education & International Partnerships. She and her team support over 200 online courses, provide training for faculty teaching online, and work with the campus infrastructure support of online learning. Her department also provides educational technology and Moodle support for faculty and students. In addition, Janine is responsible for the faculty and courses of the Consortium of Adventist Colleges and Universities. Janine has served on the board of the United States Distance Learning Association since April 2015. Prior to her work at Andrews University, Janine coordinated distance education for 22 K12 school districts in southwest Michigan for 14 years. In that position, as one of the co-founders of TWICE, Michigan’s K12 Videoconferencing Organization, Janine has spearheaded popular international K12 videoconference projects such as Read Around the Planet and MysteryQuest. While still serving on the board of TWICE, she was instrumental in designing and implementing the CAPspace website for collaborative videoconference projects. Janine has taught 15 unique graduate educational technology classes online numerous times over the past 15 years, with some classes attracting participants from all over the world. Her current research interests include teacher behavior in successful online courses, intersubjectivity in quality online discussions, and student activity patterns in self-paced courses.

Tammy Overstreet is the associate director for Online Campus at Southern Adventist University. Tammy, an alumnus of Andrews University, has a PhD in curriculum and instruction and over two decades of experience as an educator. At Southern’s Online Campus, she strives to provide the highest level of excellence in online courses and to fully support professors as they use technology in their face-to-face, hybrid and distance education classrooms to teach more effectively and increase student engagement.

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Aug 18th, 11:20 AM Aug 18th, 12:20 PM

Setting the Tone; Bridging the Divide; Being Yourself

BUL150

Do your online students feel disconnected from you and Andrews? Join us to learn strategies for setting a "golden climate," bridging the distance, and being yourself in your online course. Students want to connect with you, their professor! We'll share simple strategies for strengthening the connection.