Interactive Assessments with Top Hat Pages

Engagement from day one. Join us for an interactive webinar and learn how to use Top Hat’s Pages tool – a dynamic assessment builder. With Pages’ intuitive content creation, educators can extend engagement outside of class and build interactivity into every assignment.

Facilitated by Gretchen Anderson and Misty Zimmerman (CELT Instructional Technology Specialists)

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* This is a Hybrid Event.  Please choose how you will attend from the RSVP options below.

Workshop: Does Instructor Presence in Online Lectures Enhance Student Engagement?

Online courses are becoming more commonplace. But how does one make an engaging lecture video? Some researchers have suggested that the mere presence of an instructor’s face can enhance student engagement. In this presentation, we will provide a brief overview of existing literature and discuss a recent experimental study in which we investigated the effect of the presence or absence of an instructor’s face on students’ engagement and learning.

Please join Dr. Jason C.K. Chan, professor of Psychology at Iowa State University, and Dahwi Ahn, Ph.D. Candidate of Psychology at Iowa State University as they share tips from their recent research.

  • Learn how to make students feel more engaged during video lectures.
  • Discover the role student preference plays in their engagement.
  • Gain valuable recommendations for creating future course content.

NOTE:  This Event Will Be Recorded

* This is a Hybrid Event.  Please choose how you will attend from the RSVP options below.

Participate in the 2022 CELT Active Learning Institute

The Active Learning Institute (ALI), coordinated by Megan Myers (CELT Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor, World Languages and Cultures), will guide instructors to practice techniques and design strategies focused on active learning to implement in their courses.

The 2022 ALI participants will attend four 60-minute sessions held on Tuesdays (9–10 a.m., 2030 Morrill Hall): Nov. 15, 29, Dec. 6 & 13, and engage in the online asynchronous course from Nov. 15-Dec. 13. ALI includes two-course observations with feedback, and all participants will receive an Active Learning Certification from CELT. In addition, instructors who participate and provide feedback are eligible to receive $500 in professional development funds! To participate, please complete the 2022 CELT Active Learning Institute Registration form (Qualtrics) by Nov. 9 at 6 p.m.