SCTE Webinar Series | August 24-27, 2020

The SCTE presents a series of four webinars focused on Preparing to Teach Online in Fall 2020.  Below is a brief summary of the presentation topics and some key take-aways from the presenters. To view any or all of these sessions, please visit the related SCTE Sharepoint page to access the full Zoom recordings.

Peter MacdonaldInstructor of Strategic Management/Policy; Director, Schulich Centre for Teaching Excellence
Lisa Endersby Educational Developer, York Teaching Commons
Ashley Konson – Instructor Marketing
Mike Valente – Associate Professor in Organization Studies and Business Sustainability; Director, BBA/iBBA Programs
Markus Giesler –  Associate Professor of Marketing
Hila Koren CohenInstructor of Operations Management and Information System
Linda Lakats Instructor of Operations Management and Information Systems
Alex FisherInstructor of Accounting

Teaching Your First Zoom Class:  Preliminary Preparations, First Impressions, Procedural Ground-Rules and Managing Classroom Participation

Peter Macdonald  and Linda Endersby | August 24, 2020 | View Zoom Recording

This webinar provides a practical overview of important steps that should be taken to properly prepare for and deliver your first Zoom class at Schulich.  Discussion topics and interactive exercises address:  (i) Preliminary Preparations (scheduling Zoom classes on Canvas and related considerations); (ii) First Impressions (setting-up your home studio, presenting professionally and creating a welcoming classroom environment); (iii) Procedural Ground-Rules (video-cameras, communication tools and student etiquette); and (iv) Managing Classroom Participation (practical tips and effective techniques).

Managing Synchronous Online Classes:  Practical Tips to Overcome Common Challenges and Enhance Student Engagement

Wissam Al-Hussaini and Markus Giesler | August 25, 2020 | View Zoom Recording

This webinar features two highly-regarded Schulich professors who have thrived in our current remote-teaching environment and gained considerable experience creating new and effective ways to engage students in an online context.  Discussion topics and demonstrations include:  practical technology issues, gauging “student pulse” online, “discussion tab” applications, polling, “break-out rooms”, white-boarding, screen-sharing and other fun ways to enhance student learning.

Asynchronous versus Synchronous Course Delivery: Optimal Balances to Achieve Targeted Learning Outcomes

Ashley Konson and Mike Valente | August 26 2020 | View Zoom Recording

This session features two award-winning Schulich professors, Ashley Konson and Mike Valente, who have implemented various approaches to asynchronous and synchronous course delivery in the Spring and Summer of 2020.  Each of our speakers reflects upon the approaches and balances that have been most effective in achieving their course-specific learning objectives, and discuss lessons learned from their experiences based on relevant student feedback.

Assessing Remote Learning:  Online Evaluations, Student Communications, Grading and Feedback

Alex Fisher, Hila Koren-Cohen and Linda Lakats | August 27, 2020, 2020 | View Zoom Recording

The final webinar in this series is comprised of a moderated, interactive panel discussion amongst three award-winning Schulich professors, Alex Fisher, Hila Koren-Cohen and Linda Lakats, who have been at the forefront of successfully implementing various online assessments and evaluations in their Spring and Summer 2020 courses.  Discussion topics will include:  (i) Designing Online Evaluations (evaluation formats, question types, frequency/weighting of evaluations and academic integrity); (ii) Student Communications (technological preparation, submission guidelines and “time-on-task” expectations for open-book assignments with lengthy completion-times); and (iii) Grading and Feedback (practical strategies to maximize student feedback, while keeping grading workloads at a manageable level).