Welcome! The goal of Teaching Together Podcasts– particularly under COVID-19 -- is to connect instructors who are willing to explore, share, and learn about one another's successes teaching in hybrid, hy-flex, and online learning environments.
Each segment addresses a specific topic. They are short audio and video recordings made by instructors or from the Teaching and Learning Forums.
In hearing from different instructors on new topics each week, we hope their stories and ideas inspire new ideas for your own classes. If you have suggestions or would like to contribute your own short audio or video, please review the contributor guidelines and then email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Teaching and Learning Forums
Lindsay Hamm, Soc 100
Lindsay Hamm describes her experience teaching Introductory Sociology on campus during Summer 2020, including adjusting to masks and other Purdue Protocols and incorporating Hotseat for class discussions.
George Hollich, Psy 120
George Hollich explains how teaching his large course in Summer 2020 was an opportunity to make it more robust, engaging, and equitable for all students, including the use of synchronous and asynchronous technologies that make “missing class” a thing of the past.
Kevin Koharki, MGMT 200
Kevin Koharki talks about the need to orient students on how the class will work and the need for continuous communication with them, and his use of BoilerCast, Examity, and other technology in his Summer 2020 Introduction to Accounting course.
Nathan Mentzer, Tech 120
Nathan Mentzer shares how his instructional team created a prototype hy-flex model to engage students at whole-class and small-group discussion levels with hands-on group projects.
Ashley Purpura, SCLA 101
Ashley Purpura offers creative solutions for going paperless and the importance of modeling Protect Purdue guidelines and the enthusiasm of her Summer and Early Start students for being on campus for her discussion-based course.
Katherine Sermersheim, Classroom Management
Katie Sermersheim, Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Students, provides an overview of classroom management considerations and how instructors can support students in adhere to Protect Purdue protocols.
Heather Servaty-Seib, Student Safety Training
Heather Servaty-Seib, interim associate vice provost for teaching and learning and professor of Counseling Psychology outlines the research and concepts, and faculty and student input, that frame the Student Safety Training that all students complete before attending class on campus.
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In this short audio segment, Dr. Jennifer Richardson, Professor, Learning Design and Technology Program, in Purdue’s College of Education, talks about Practical Tips for Setting up your Online Discussions.
Facilitating group work online
In this audio podcast, Dr. Adrie Koehler, Assistant Professor of Learning Design and Technology in Purdue’s College of Education, talks about integrating groups and teams into online courses. Dr.Koehler studies the use of emerging technologies for instructional purposes, developing instructor presence in online settings, and facilitating case-based instruction.
In this short audio segment, Dr. Wanju Huang, Clinical Assistant Professor of Learning Design and Technology in Purdue’s College of Education, shares two principles she uses in building relationships with her online students. Dr. Huang researches and publishes about online learning and instructional design, and is co-author of “Online Teaching Persona”, available for download at the Purdue Repository for Online Teaching and Learning (PoRTAL).
Gamification in online instruction
In this short video, Dr. Tim Newby, Professor in the Learning Design and Technology program area of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, talks about why and how he incorporates gaming elements into his courses. Additional resources on gamification are available on PoRTAL. Work cited: EDUCASE Learning Initiative. (Feb. 6, 2020). 7 things you should know about online program management.
From School of Engineering Education
Following is a series of videos created by faculty in the School of Engineering Education to help instructors quickly move their on-campus courses online. Dr. Kerrie Douglas, Assistant Professor of Engineering Education at Purdue, studies how to assess diverse groups of learners, and what makes online learning high-quality from the perspective of various stakeholders. She also teaches a graduate course on Educational Methods in Engineering, which is focused on research-based, student-centered pedagogies and active learning techniques for STEM classrooms. Dr. Ruth Streveler, Professor of Engineering Education, primary research interests are investigating students’ understanding of difficult concepts in engineering science and helping engineering faculty conduct research in engineering education.
Together Online: An Inspirational Message from Dr. Ruth Streveler
Moving Classroom Lab Instruction Online
Online Instruction: Busting Misconceptions and Providing Best Practices for Engaging Students
Online Instruction and Student Feedback
Video Best Practices for Online Instruction: Lecture in Segments
Where to Start for Online Course Instruction: A First-Time Faculty Focus
Quality Learning Experience Online: What makes an online course good?
Purdue Research on Evaluation Framework for STEM Online Courses