This must-have book is an essential guide to active learning on Zoom and other video conferencing platforms.
“Engaging Learners through Zoom is like a banquet of ideas for polls, chats, and breakout rooms, using the main session as a central hub, and far more. What’s terrific about this book is that it gives concrete, innovative examples for practically every discipline—any instructor can benefit! I never knew I needed this book, but now, I couldn’t do without it!”
–Dr. Barbara Oakley, Coursera “Innovation Instructor” of the world’s most popular MOOC; Ramón y Cajal Distinguished Scholar of Global Digital Learning, McMaster University; Engineering Professor, Oakland University and author of A Mind For Numbers, Learning How to Learn, and Mindshift.
Engaging Learners through Zoom leverages the rapid shift to virtual learning into an opportunity to transform Zoom and other video conferencing platforms into a powerful pedagogical tool. You’ll learn how to use active learning strategies to meaningfully engage students in any discipline and at any level of education. You can ensure greater equity with the diverse and inclusive content examples throughout that support all learners in achieving their educational goals.
In this book, accomplished author, professor and distance education expert Dr. Jonathan Brennan shares dozens of synchronous online learning structures:
- Dozens of synchronous online learning structures backed by cognitive neuroscience
- 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 offers K-12 teachers, college instructors, administrators, and trainersthe antidote to Zoom fatigue!
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Dr. Jonathan Brennan is an English faculty member at Mission College (CA). Researching best practices in student engagement, he has authored 5 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 6000 educators in active learning.
“In this amazing resource, Dr. Brennan examines all the Zoom course delivery tools—polls, chats, breakout rooms, whiteboards, integrated apps, and so on. For each tool, he outlines a broad variety of learning structures (10 for polls alone), with numerous examples in different disciplines. His engaging writing style gives you the impression that you’re sitting with a knowledgeable and friendly colleague who can help you do anything with Zoom you want to do, and deal with any problem that may arise. An indispensable “how-to” book in a field is often dubbed the bible of that field. I am certain that this book will quickly become the bible for Zoom users, and possibly for all online instructors.“
–Dr. Richard Felder, Hoechst Celanese Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering, North Carolina State University. Coauthor of Teaching and Learning STEM: A Practical Guide and Elementary Principles of Chemical Processes
“If you are an online educator in any discipline, you absolutely NEED this book; it’s phenomenal! Keeping our students engaged is now more critical than ever, and this book delivers. It provides educators with step-by-step instructions to effectively utilize Zoom to promote learning and minimize Zoom fatigue. Using this book, I have seen a significant increase in student participation and engagement, which gives me hope.“
–Ann Brandon, English/Reading Instructor and Professional Development Coordinator, Clovis Community College