ET107 Tools for Connecting with Students in the Virtual Classroom
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Wednesday, March 16
eLearning Tools Stage
One of the most frequent concerns about teaching online is how to connect with students in the virtual environment. While there may be a difference in the tools that you need online, the ways to engage students are the same as the traditional physical classroom. In this session you will learn how to use basic technologies to connect with and engage students in the virtual classroom. We will explore several tools, such as survey technologies for pre-, mid-, and post-course feedback and inquiry; basic video and screencasting for creating informal, personalized videos; and sound recording tools that allow audio feedback for assessment.
Assistant Dean of Instructional Technology and Design
Wake Forest University School of Law
Ellen Murphy, JD, MEd, is the assistant dean of instructional technology and design at Wake Forest Law School. She has extensive eLearning experience and has been a virtual student, teacher, administrator, trainer, and education consultant, including in synchronous, asynchronous, blended, and flipped classrooms. Her work includes curriculum creation and design, graduate law program development, and teaching across platforms, as well as face-to-face using web-supported tools. A former corporate lawyer and nonprofit director, Ellen is currently co-writing Professional Responsibility: A Contemporary Approach, a West Academic Interactive Casebook.