Taking it Online: Strategies for Effective Teaching and Learning Online
Aimed at new or experienced faculty members, this webinar will focus on topics including distributed learning theory, understanding the on-line learner, course design, creating learning communities, increasing student engagement, assessment of student learning, and keeping a work-life balance. Speaker Dr. Robert LaChausse will introduce participants to research-proven best practices and practical strategies for teaching online. The presentation will focus more on pedagogy rather than technology: You’ll hear a little about how to create an online course, but you’ll learn a lot about how to teach one. Join Dr. LaChausse for this presentation supported by the Professional Preparation Committee.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- 1. Describe the Distributed Learning Theory as a foundation for teaching and learning online
- 2. Describe three characteristics of online learners
- 3. Describe five best practices in teaching and learning online
- 4. Examine three ways to create a community in an online course
- 5. Analyze three considerations for online student assessment
Robert LaChausse, PhD, MA, CHES
Dr. Robert LaChausse is the Department Chairman and Associate Professor of Public Health at California Baptist University. He teaches undergraduate and graduates courses in health education and promotion, health behavior, research methods, statistics, and program evaluation. His research interest is in the areas of alcohol, tobacco, and drug prevention, STD/teen pregnancy prevention, obesity prevention, adolescent delinquency, and parent-child relationships. His research has been funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services-Office of Adolescent Health, National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the State of California Department of Public Health. His research has been published in such journals as the American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Adolescent Health, American Journal of Health Education, Health Promotion Practice, and the Journal of Immigrant Health. He is the Chair of the Health Evaluation Section for the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and as a Faculty Mentor for the Diverse Institutes Drug Abuse Research Program for NIDA. He earned his Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University.
Keywords: HEPSA II, Area 1.1.1, Area 6.5.3, Area 6.5.6, Best Practices, Productivity