When it comes to online learning, people seem to be very curious about student engagement and how it works. At Johnson & Wales University College of Online Education, our instructors keep students focused by bringing some fun elements into the online classroom. For example, professors will:
- Post information about professional organizations
- Connect with students through discussions posts
- Encourage peer communication
- Post interactive videos
“For me, it’s important that they get that face-to-face to feel like they’re not so far from the classroom,” said Professor Scott Lyons, Ph.D.
Professor Lyons is an online instructor and full-time student affairs professional at the university. He says student engagement is crucial to a successful educational experience, especially online. One way JWU keeps students on the topic, according to Lyons, is by fostering an environment that promotes conversation.
“An online program that gets it, like Johnson & Wales University, really challenges every student to be engaged and find their voice on the topics within their chosen career interests and passion—to think of themselves as a learner,” he said. “We have to learn from others, and that’s what I believe a really good online program cultivates for its students.”
Watch the video below to see how Professor Lyons keeps his students engaged and brings his professional experience into the online classroom.
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