How to Use Zoom in the New (Blended) Normal: Models for Student Inclusion and Engagement - Contact North

Event Date: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm EDT
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Event Contact Name: 
Kathy Boczek
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Date: Thursday, June 10, 2021

Time: 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) (find your time zone here)

As plans ramp up for students and faculty to gradually return to campus this fall and winter, educators will face a new normal.  

Some pre-pandemic, face-to-face classes will still be taught fully online. Some will offer students a mix of face-to-face and online study, while others will be largely face-to-face with an online component.

Zoom will have a significant role to play in all these scenarios, but remote students may feel alienated and disengaged from their in-class peers unless preventive steps are taken.

Key Takeaways

Tailored to instructors, instructional designers and academic administrators, this engaging webinar shares seven models for Zoom-supported teaching and learning. Host Dr. Ron Owston helps participants understand how to ensure all students are fully included and engaged in these models:

  1. Fully synchronous
  2. Blended synchronous and asynchronous
  3. Flex blend: Students alternate between attending face-to-face and online according to predetermined schedules
  4. HyFlex: Students freely choose whether to attend face-to-face or synchronously
  5. Traditional blend: Mainly face-to-face with an integrated online component
  6. Flipped: Content delivered online, students attend in small, in-person groups for guided/tutorial work
  7. Face-to-face with Zoom breakout discussion/work groups

Contact North is a non-profit organization funded by the Government of Ontario to support Ontario's education and training providers.