Wednesday October 25 at 2:00 pm US Eastern, 11:00 am US Pacific

As early as 1989, Michael G. Moore proposed that effective instruction in online courses was characterized by three types of interaction: student-to-student, student-to-instructor, and student-to-content. In a meta-analysis of research on distance education, Robert M. Bernard et al. (2009) demonstrated the validity of Moore’s framework and showed that a blend of the three types of interaction increased student motivation, persistence, and satisfaction as well as learning.

Thus, Moore’s three-part framework serves as a useful, evidence-based guide to online course design and problem-solving, whether the instructor is creating a new course or redesigning a single lesson.

Join Melissa Wong to explore strategies for designing effective, engaging interactions of all three types, focusing on simple activities and free tools that can be used in a variety of settings, from one-shots and workshops to semester-long courses in both synchronous and asynchronous settings.

If you're interested but not able to attend the live webinar, go ahead and register. We'll send a recording to all registrants after the fact.


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About Melissa 

Melissa Wong teaches courses in instruction, e-learning, higher education, and reference in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she is consistently recognized on UIUC’s “List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students” and in 2012 was recognized with the Campus Award for Excellence in Online and Distance Teaching. Melissa is the co-editor of Reference and Information Services, 6th edition (Libraries Unlimited, 2020) and co-author of the open access textbook Instruction in Libraries and Information Centers: An Introduction (Windsor & Downs Press, 2020). Her book Instructional Design for LIS Professionals (Libraries Unlimited, 2019) is a guide for faculty teaching graduate courses in library and information science.

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