April 23, 2021
11 am EDT
Title: Annual Teaching with Technology Showcase: Excellence in Action

Intended Audience:
Instructional Designers, Instructional Systems Designers, Instructional Design Specialists, Instructional Design Consultants, Instructional Systems Specialists, Librarians and other members of the eLearning community

The Annual Teaching with Technology Showcase provides opportunities for sharing best practices in Educational Technology among professionals from K-12, libraries, community colleges and baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degree granting institutions.

Flower Darby, Educator, Author, Speaker, Faculty

Flower Darby celebrates and promotes effective teaching in all class formats to include, welcome, and support all students as they learn and succeed. As faculty and an instructional designer, she’s taught community college and university classes for over 24 years in a range of subjects including English, Technology, Leadership, Dance, and Pilates. A seasoned face-to-face and online educator, Darby loves to apply learning science across the disciplines, and to help others do the same.

Flower speaks, writes, presents and consults on teaching and learning theory and practice both nationally and internationally. She has helped educators all over the world become more effective in their work. She is the author, with James M. Lang, of Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes, and she’s a columnist for the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Her new book on emotion science and teaching with technology is forthcoming from West Virginia University Press.

Emotional Presence in Online Teaching for Increased Student Engagement, Persistence, and Success
Online classes have a reputation for being dry, boring, and unengaging. Both faculty and students struggle to create and participate in highly interactive online learning experiences, which in turn negatively impacts engagement and motivation to persevere for all involved. Emotion science offers a powerful tool to address this challenge. We’ll explore the literature on how emotion and cognition work together, consider five ways emotions enhance learning, and explore practical strategies for putting emotions to work in our online and remote teaching to enhance social connections and improve students’ motivation, focus, memory, and overall learning.

Learning Objectives:
Sessions will demonstrate effective approaches for integrating technology into teaching and learning, collaborations – and explore potential collaborations – among all levels of education and libraries in a manner that promotes digital literacy and success for students in this digital era.