Active Learning Online: Maximizing Learners’ Agency and Autonomy; Tips for Instructional Design

  • 02/16/2018
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar


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Active Learning Online: Maximizing Learners’ Agency and Autonomy; Tips for Instructional Design


Online teaching and learning is more than just content coverage. It involves an iterative cycle of applying learning theories to practice and reading closely the data and student feedback for continuous improvement. In this webinar participants will learn about ways to make online learning more active, using various techniques and technologies to engage 21st Century learners. Improving learner engagement and motivation will be addressed throughout the webinar.

Learning Objectives:

● Describe main conceptual categories for increasing learner motivation, using Self Determination Theory

● Apply the above theoretical framework to active learning techniques in an online learning environment

● Discuss suggested pedagogical and instructional strategies as well as the guiding framework for other contexts

Speaker Bio

Judit Török, Ph.D. is the Director of the Teaching and Learning Commons at Berkeley College with over 15 years of experience teaching online. As a QM certified course reviewer her work in faculty professional development focuses on quality online and blended course design, experiential and gameful learning, storytelling, and integrative social pedagogies. Her research interests include theories of learning, ePortfolios, and pedagogies for social change. Her recent publication is a chapter on ePortfolios in the upcoming book: High Impact Practices Online: Research and Best Practices (upcoming 2018). She is also a Senior Fellow at the Melton Foundation, promoting global citizenship and empowering changemakers across the globe. 

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