I am interested in finding ways to actively engage students in asking more questions and sharing of their ideas.
I have just begun teaching art and illustration courses online. I provide a mix of media presentations and live demonstrations. I am finding it difficult gauge how long students need model instruction during class time (without seeing what they are doing)
Thank you for sharing this goal Katherine - it must be interesting teaching synchronously online in your particular specialty. I'll demonstrate some engagement tools in the session tomorrow. Ross
Katharine, have you thought about sending students a short survey after the class to ask about timing and solicit feedback and ideas?
Great idea! I will do that, thank you.
This sounds like an interesting challenge because it seems like demonstration is so critical. I wonder if you can do something like an illustration version of Khan Academy where you demonstrate and capture short and specific actions. So a single basic drawing might consist of several separate drawing actions?? Students could go over a specific action several times before attempting it themselves??
---> Question marks indicate uncertainty, so don't take this as advice!
I am wondering if the student can capture a pic and post it or take time to reveal in a the video chat?
I just finished a class and tried to get the students more engaged. It does seem to be a culture that is learnt! Thanks for the message, I asked my students to do this very suggestion today. One of them had already uploaded an image to google to share. She is a teacher and comfortable as well as familiar with how to.....
With this course there is a learning platform that students can upload and share their work.....I had tech to talk through instructions as to how to do this again. In part because this is a non credit course I have been reluctant to push them more on participating actively, but now Im asking a bit more strongly;)