Join the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE) for a discussion with Karen Skibba and Janet Staker-Woerner, both from the Division of Continuing Studies at UW-Madison, focused on using adult learning principles and strategies to design and teach online courses that lead to active and engaging student learning.
More students, traditional as well as adult learners, are demanding flexibility in where and how they learn to complete their degrees faster, continue to work, spend time with family, and meet other responsibilities. To increase access to this population, many universities, including UW-Madison, are offering more online programs and courses.
There is a lot of information on how to teach online, and it can be overwhelming. However, research has found that many of the principles and strategies that work for teaching adult learners are effective for all students learning online.
In their presentation, Dr. Skibba and Dr. Staker-Woerner will share their research and experiences teaching online and adult learners and discuss best practices and strategies from adult learning that can help instructors design and teach engaging online courses.
This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.