How to Teach Science Online Effectively

By on March 5, 2021

Learning Community: How to Teach Science Online Effectively

The primary focus of this Learning Community is to discuss teaching strategies for an online formatted class. Teaching allows me to fulfill what I believe to be a fundamental responsibility, particularly in chemistry, but during these hard times it can be difficult to reach your students. There are basic chemical principles that need to be understood by students in a scientific field and teaching online cannot compromise these skills. As a teacher, I like to have a significant and direct impact on my students which I now perform through a process of interactive learning. I aspire to be involved in designing this online course curriculum with a clear learning outcome to foster the practices of remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, and evaluating chemistry while fostering creativity. This will be achieved by three informative sessions on: accessibility of syllabus, interactive learning, and how to make the course accessible to students with different backgrounds and variety of learning needs.

How to Teach Science Online Effectively
Location: Off-Web (Microsoft Teams)
All meetings will be held on Fridays from 12:00-1:00 pm
Community Leader: Dr. Nagham Alatrash, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

Meeting Schedule:

Friday, April 9, 2021

  • Introduction to CIRTL
  • Introduction to the learning community (purpose and goals)
  • Topic: Creating an Effective Syllabus for Online Learning
  • Describe the importance of having organized, approachable and accessible syllabus for online classes
  • Open discussion 

Friday, April 23, 2021

  • Topic: Interactive Learning
  • Describe several techniques to get students actively engaged in the online learning process
  • Open discussion 

Friday, April 30, 2021

  • Topic: Creating accessible learning setting 
  • Describe how to make course accessible to students with different backgrounds and variety of learning needs (including but not limited to backgrounds, race, gender, ability, and ethnicity)
  • Open discussion