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Strategies for Success: Engaging Students Online
January 15 - Teaching in the Time of COVID: What Makes a Difference
January 22 - Transforming Engagement: Interaction and Online Course Design
January 29 - Live Q & A Panel: What Faculty Need to Know
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Barbara Means, Ph.D
Executive Director of Learning Sciences Research @Digital Promise
Dr. Barbara Means, Executive Director of Learning Sciences Research at Digital Promise, studies the effectiveness of education approaches supported by digital technology. Her recent work includes studying the equity impacts of the shift to remote instruction because of COVID-19 and supporting colleges and universities in implementing continuous improvement research on their efforts to leverage technology to enhance teaching and learning in high-enrollment gateway courses. Dr. Means has advised the U.S. Department of Education on national educational technology plans and authored or edited more than a half dozen books related to learning and technology.
Michele Hampton, Ph.D
Professor @Cuyahoga Community College
Dr. Michele Hampton has been a Professor at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, OH for over 20 years where she teaches in the Business Administration department. Her interests include student immediacy, social presence and blended learning. She enjoys teaching blended and online courses and is active in curriculum development. Dr. Hampton was named ‘Teacher of the Year’ by the Ohio Association of Two Year Colleges (OATYC) and received the ‘Teaching Excellence’ award at Cuyahoga Community College. She is a former manufacturing engineer, management consultant, business owner, and Information Technology faculty member.
Megan Tesene, Ph.D
Associate Director, Personalized Learning Consortium @Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
Megan Tesene, Ph.D., is the Associate Director for the Personalized Learning Consortium at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. Megan directs the Adaptive Courseware for Early Success grant for the Personalized Learning Consortium. In this role, she supports and collaborates with academic leadership from a variety of four-year universities to effectively adopt and implement adaptive learning technologies. Her work centers on enhancing pedagogy, closing achievement gaps, improving accessibility, and ensuring that students from all walks of life have the support and resources necessary to graduate. Megan is a social scientist by training, with expertise in qualitative and mixed-method research. She has taught introductory and upper-level courses at the University of Northern Iowa and Georgia State University. In addition to project management and sociological research, she has extensive experience in program evaluation, faculty development, instructional support, and ac