Teaching & Learning
Session 26 (2008): Appeal to Your Base: Ways to Reach Your Visual Learners
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Appeal to Your Base: Ways to Reach Your Visual Learners
You may view the session or parts of the session using hi-speed connection (best for campus, cable, or DSL).
Speaker Video Dr. Thomas discusses how concept mapping, simulations and student drawings can add engagement to an online course experience, while simultaneously reinforcing concepts and heightening student satisfaction. Part II (hi-speed)Session Background
Dr. Stephen Thomas
Zoology and Natural Science
How can your online teaching practices appeal to the 65% of students who are visual learners, without alienating those who are not? In this session, Dr. Stephen Thomas will share tangible experiences from his course, ISB 202: People and the Environment. Using comics, hands-on simulations, dynamic lectures and video presence, in addition to static readings and coursework, the resulting experience was one that put students at ease and garnered favorable learning outcomes for visual and non-visual learners alike.
Learning Design and Technology
Byron Brown, Carrie Heeter, Jessica Knott, Kristen Lee and Susan Melnick