Engaging Online Students: Practical Interaction Strategies to Enhance Learning

Seminar Date: November 16, 2011 at 11:00am


Minimal student effort coupled with what some perceive as an isolating online learning experience make it more important than ever to identify strategies for engaging students online. In this recorded session, presenters will review a variety of synchronous and asynchronous interaction strategies with a particular focus on designing and facilitating meaningful online discussions.


Susan Wegmann, Ph.D.

Susan Wegmann, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
School of Teaching, Learning and Leadership

Director of Programs and Research,
Morgridge International Reading Center

College of Education,
University of Central Florida

Dr. Wegmann teaches both face-to-face and fully online courses in Content Area Reading for future teachers. Her research agenda involves studying the interactions that occur in online settings. She was recognized with the 2009 Sloan-C Award for Excellence in Online Teaching.


Baiyun Chen, Ph.D.

Baiyen-2690Instructional Designer
Center for Distributed Learning

Adjunct Professor
College of Education
University of Central Florida

Dr. Chen facilitates a professional development course, IDL6543, at CDL while teaching mixed-mode and fully online courses. Her research agenda focuses on the use of social media and their impact on teaching and learning.

Session Recordings and Supporting Materials


Full Adobe Connect recording [32 minutes; swf file]

(includes interactions between online participants as well as slides and synchronized audio)

Streamed Podcast Session:

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