Teaching Excellence Workshop:
Interactive Questioning in Online Lectures
Sherry Grosso, Division of Business Administration and Economics, USC Sumter
Wednesday, April 6, 2011, 1:25 - 2:15 p.m.
Center for Teaching Excellence, Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511
Wise use of questioning during lecture helps students pay more attention, reflect on course content, and learn better. In small classes, questions can prompt discussion. In larger classes, questions can be used with classroom response systems (clickers) to obtain immediate feedback on student learning. But how can we use questions effectively throughout an online lecture? This workshop will illustrate how to use Adobe Presenter to create narrated PowerPoint that incorporates questions that would normally be included in the traditional classroom. We will discuss how questions can be designed so that the students have to answer to continue with the narrations, and how explanations can be given for the correct and incorrect answer choices. This workshop will also explain the rationale for this approach, present the results of a student survey on its effectiveness, and include implications for future online course development.
About the Facilitator
Sherry Grosso is an Instructor of Economics in the Division of Business Administration and Economics at USC Sumter. She received her BA from the College of William and Mary with a double major in Economics and Education and her MA from Virginia State University in Economics. She regularly teaches Economics and Management Science courses. Her research focuses on innovative ways to incorporate technology into the University classroom to improve student learning. She has published more than 20 refereed journal articles and conference proceedings, and has presented her work at regional, national, and international conferences including Oxford and Cambridge Universities.