Activities for encouraging interaction in synchronous online learning

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Via Zoom

Designing for learning with technology

About this session

During this workshop we will discuss strategies for encouraging student interaction in live online teaching. You will experience some of these activities yourself and share with others strategies that have been working for you in your Zoom sessions.

Approaches for both small and large sized contexts will be covered.

Learning outcomes

  • Be aware of strategies and tools for encouraging interaction online
  • Discuss how to address some common challenges with these tools.


Vebica Evans | Learning Environments

When not going quietly mad from working from home, Vebica is your go-to-person for pedagogy and technology enhanced learning advice. Vebica has over 16 years experience working in education across multiple roles from teaching to educational support, across several tertiary institutions.

Vebica has special interest in humanising the online teaching experience and loves all things under the umbrella of learning design.

Samantha Marangell | MCSHE

Samantha delivers professional development workshops for sessional teachers, tutors, and those new to university teaching. Workshops focus on encouraging interaction, working with diverse student groups, and incorporating active learning activities into the classroom. Her research focuses on the internationalization of higher education and the student experience within it.

Booking information
This session is open to University of Melbourne staff only
Registrations open 30 days prior to workshop dates
If the session is full please join the waitlist

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