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COE's Online Pedagogy Brown Bag Series - Summer 2020

In an effort to strengthen the community of practice at COE with regard to online teaching, COE Online Programs and COE IT Partners are putting together professional development opportunities for COE faculty who will be teaching online in Fall 2020. As part of this effort, we are inviting COE faculty who may already have some expertise with teaching online to give us a tour of their online courses and share some of their online pedagogical strategies. We think faculty may gain useful insights about online teaching and online course development by hearing from their more experienced colleagues. Presentations on online teaching from COE IT Partners and COE Online Programs will also be included in this series. We will be offering a series of Online Pedagogy Brown Bag Sessions during July and August 2020, and possibly during Fall 2020 as well. We are still firming up dates and presenters. Check this page often!

If you are interested in presenting in this series or have suggestions for presenters and topics, please email Sangeetha Gopalakrishnan, Director of Online Programs, College of Education, University of Illinois at
All instructors are welcome!


Click on the session link for a more detailed session description and to access the session recording.


Tuesday, July 7th, 10.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. CT
Nicholas C. Burbules, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
Making The Transition To Teaching Online: New Challenges And New Possibilities

Thursday, July 9th, 12.00 -1.00 p.m. CT
Adam Rusch & Sarah Jones, IT Partners
5 Ways to Present Content Online Synchronously and Asynchronously


Wednesday, July 15th, 1.00 – 2.00 pm CT
Denice Ward, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
The Sound of Silence? Encouraging Student Participation in Synchronous and Asynchronous Discussions

Thursday, July 16th, 10.00 – 11.00 am CT
Jennifer Cromley, Professor, Educational Psychology
A Demonstration of a ‘F2F for some and online for others’ Hybrid Course

Thursday, July 16th, 12.00 -1.00 pm CT
Adam Rusch & Sarah Jones, ITP
Increasing Student Engagement Online


Tuesday, July 21st, 2.00 - 3.00 pm CT
Sharon Lee
Active Learning in the Online Classroom

Wednesday, July 22, 11.00-12.00 pm CT
Lynn Burdick
Using Video to Supplement Instruction

Thursday, July 23, 1.00 - 2.00 pm CT
Allison Witt & Sarah Jones
Building Community in your Online Class


Tuesday, July 28th, 1.00 -2.00 pm CT
Johnell Bentz, Teaching Associate Professor in Special Education.
Asynchronous and Synchronous Online Instruction: Which Format Should You Use?

Wednesday, July 29th, 10.00 – 11.00 a.m. CT
Nancy Latham
Re-Organizing, Re-Structuring, and Reconsidering A Large Course to Meet Online Learning Challenges: A Before (100% F2F) and After (100% Online) Example

Thursday, July 30th, 12.00 – 1.00 p.m. CT
Adam Rusch & Sarah Jones
How to Prepare Asynchronous Lessons Through Media Space 


Tuesday, August 4th, 2.00 – 3.00 p.m. CT
Sangeetha Gopalakrishnan, COE Online Programs
Digital Storytelling in the Online Classroom

Thursday, August 6th, 12.00 – 1.00 p.m. CT
Adam Rusch
Active, Engaged Learning

Friday, August 7th,1.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m. CT
Cynthia D’Angelo
Structuring Online Spaces for Teaching and Learning


Monday, August 10th, 12.00 - 1.00 pm CT
Brian Siemann
Guidelines for Supporting Students with Disabilities in Online Learning

Thursday, August 13th, 1.00 - 2.00 pm CT

Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis

An "E-Learning Ecologies" Model