Teaching & Learning Track
Swift Trust - Jump Starting Interaction, Engagement and Learning in Your Online Classroom
When faculty use strategies to quickly engage and interact with their online students, student success rates can soar. This session will provide proven strategies to quickly engage and involve students in an online course and showcase faculty examples that demonstrate how to improve interaction, learning and student success.
Presenter: Bill Phillips, Amy Sugar
Bill Phillips is an Instructional Designer for the Center for Distributed Learning at the University of Central Florida (UCF) where he has been a faculty member since 2000. He earned an Ed. D. from UCF in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on the online teaching persona. Bill holds a BA in Communication from the University of South Florida (USF) and MA from UCF in Instructional Systems Design. Bill has extensive experience in online teaching and learning and has developed over four hundred online courses. He facilitates online faculty at UCF. Amy Sugar is an Instructional Designer for the University of Central Florida's (UCF) Center for Distributed Learning. She assists faculty who develop and deliver online courses. Amy earned a Bachelor degree in Music Education from Florida State University and minored in Spanish. She taught elementary music for over 11 years in Orange County (FL) Public Schools. In addition, she earned National Board Certification and designed and delivered professional development training. In 2007 she earned a Masters degree in Educational Technology from UCF. Her online teaching and learning research interests include mobile learning, social media and large online classes.