Engaging Learners through Zoom Strategies for Virtual Teaching Across Disciplines

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-10-20
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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What is included with this book?


Keep your virtual students focused and meaningfully engaged with this invaluable teaching resource 

Engaging Learners through Zoom delivers numerous practical strategies and helpful advice on how to engage students virtually. Many of the tools are also applicable in face-to-face and hybrid environments.  Backed by cognitive neuroscience research, this book is a collection of dozens of active, synchronous online learning structures that can be used in any discipline, perfect for K-12 through higher education. 

This book provides teachers, college educators, administrators, and trainers the antidote to Zoom fatigue! Transform Zoom (or any video-conferencing platform) into an ideal environment for students to focus more fully, learn more effectively and have more fun!  

Dr. Brennan, accomplished author, professor and distance education expert, improves learner performance and addresses equity in education with: 

  • Over 150 active learning strategy examples with step-by-step directions
  • Ideas for including diverse content across 83 different disciplines
  • Multiple examples for 26 of the most commonly taught courses

Engaging Learners through Zoom belongs in the collection of every educator who wants to motivate and inspire their students to excel in a virtual learning environment. 

Author Biography

DR. JONATHAN BRENNAN is an English faculty member at Mission College (CA). Researching best practices in student engagement, he has authored five books, including On Course: Strategies for Success in College, Career, and Life. He received the Hayward Education Excellence and Stanback-Stroud Diversity awards and has trained over 6,000 educators in active learning.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Polls

Chapter 2 Chat

Chapter 3 Breakout Rooms

Chapter 4 Main Session Room

Chapter 5 Minimizing Zoom Fatigue

Chapter 6 Whiteboards for Sharing

Chapter 7 Virtual Backgrounds and Profile Photos

Chapter 8 Integrating Apps

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