Designing Online Courses that Heighten Student Motivation and Learning
- Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 9:00am to 11:00am
- Strand Union Building, 233 - view map
Motivation is foundational to learning, course completion, and equitable post-secondary outcomes. Yet most motivational planning is guesswork based on trial and error. This approach lacks a coherent research base to make instructional planning for online (or real-time teaching), motivational planning as well.
With the understanding that no learning context or instructional method is culturally neutral, join us for this theoretically sound and immensely practical two-hour workshop. Elaborate on your set of teaching strategies to strengthen four motivational conditions: inclusion, positive attitude toward learning, engagement, and academic competence. This workshop offers a productive and hopeful response to post-secondary educational disparity and includes the presenter’s book Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching All Adults, 4th edition(Wlodkowski & Ginsberg, 2017).
Participants will learn -
- Why effective online instructional planning is also intrinsically motivating planning in post-secondary education
- Four foundational conditions to coherently plan, initiate and mediate instruction online and face-to-face
- Field-tested and research-validated strategies, tools, templates, and protocols to enhance learners’ emotional safety, value for learning, engagement & competence.
- Considerations for teaching linguistically diverse and international students.
- Practices for equitable assessment.
Dr. Ginsberg will be at MSU to share her expertise on motivating and engaging online learners for two sessions covering the same material:
[Two sessions are scheduled hoping that one will fit into your schedule! Both sessions are identical.]
Register for session 1 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am (Light breakfast refreshments with coffee starting at 8:45am)
Session 2 (Repeated) from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (Lunch provided at 11:45 am)
Those attending either session will receive a copy of Dr. Ginsberg’s award-winning book Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn to be used in conjunction with the workshop. You can pick up the book prior to the session. Reading the book in advance will be helpful but you do not need to read it in order to attend. Dr. Ginsberg has provided details for how to read selected portions of the book that directly relate to the workshop and these instructions will come with the book. To obtain a copy of the book prior to the workshop, please go to Montana Hall 212.
Dr. Ginsberg’s Bio: For over twenty years, Margery has provided direct service to K-12 schools, colleges and universities for inclusive and intrinsically motivating instruction.
Recipient of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Relating Research to Practice Award, her work builds on experience as a university professor and, for nearly a decade, director of the University of Washington–Seattle doctoral program for aspiring educational leaders. She later served as director of an online M.A. degree program in adult learning.
Earlier in her career she was a teacher on the Menominee and Southern Ute reservations, U.S. Dept. of Education-funded Title I technical assistance provider to state education agencies, coordinator of migrant education in a nine-state region in the Southwest United States, and director of evaluation for the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES). Her most recent books, Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn: A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching All Adults, 4th ed. (2017) and Excited to Learn: Motivation & Culturally Responsive Teaching (2015) received prestigious awards for
outstanding educational literature.
Attendees will receive 2 credits towards membership in the Center and 2 credits for the Teaching Enhancement Certificate.
Attending this workshop allows faculty to achieve these CFE faculty learning outcomes:
- Creating learning experiences that engage and prepare students with relevant, authentic, and meaningful activities, assessments, and course materials
- Teaching with technology in pedagogically informed ways consistent with best practices
Contact Ken Silvestri for questions at email@example.com or 406-994-7835.
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