Online Teaching Strategies: Build an Interactive Learning Environment

Event Type: 
Events/Guest Speakers
B110 Student Learning Commons
Event Date: 
May 19, 2011
Event Time: 
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


The increasing number of online education students are quickly changing the landscape of higher education. These modern day classes call for more instructional, assessment and communication strategies to overcome distance learning obstacles. How can you create online courses that promote higher order thinking and create a sense of community? Join us for a 60-minute webinar where you and your colleagues will discover:

  • Discussion board update: Thread design that promotes activity
  • Instructional methods to promote critical thinking & problem solving
  • Assessment methods that help students take control of their learning
  • Group project design: Tips to maximize the learning experience
  • Keys to overcoming communication barriers in online learning




  • This practical, 60-minute webinar will provide you and your colleagues with the latest information from our distance learning expert on ways to improve your online teaching efforts. 




    • Interactive Course Design Tactics: Frameworks for Modern Day Teaching
    • Teaching methods that encourage active learning in online classes
    • How to draft a distance learning syllabus specialized for your program
      • Ways to inject personality to engage and interact with your students
    • Distance Education that Get Results: Innovative Online Teaching Strategies
      • Assessment strategies that push students to think independently
      • Instructional strategies that help you engage students
      • Tips to successfully prepare students for the rigors of online learning
      • Methods to determine critical & measurable learning objectives
    • Synchronous Approach in an Asynchronous World: Engaging E-Learning Tips
      • Tips to get students participating in discussion using blogs & forums
      • Strategies that harness the social web to build an online community
      • Assessment & student feedback: Strategies to evaluate group work
      • From discussion board thread to conversations: Tips for great posts
    • Live question and answer session - Have your specific distance teaching and learning questions answered.


    Jill Schiefelbein has taught and developed online courses at Arizona State University for the past six years.



  • Her background is based in communication and international business, with foci in computer-mediated communication, multimedia writing and technical communication, organizational communication, strategic communication and communication technology.


    • Her work background reflects her education, with direct experience in managing and directing online education, teaching communication classes
    • Jill also has a background in authoring textbook materials, evaluating and analyzing courses and market research, designing and facilitating corporate communication training classes, and one-on-one and small group public speaking and communication consulting.




  • Program Materials will be provided approximately one week before the program date via email with PDF links. Please download the PDF files before the day of the program.