Jason Pratt: From the Computer back to the Classroom: 3 online innovations for in-person classes

Date: April 17, 2021

Time: 14:00 -16:00

Zoom Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/91507292612?pwd=d09xOVdVWXZGZDAzWFpiNVB3Q1U2QT09&fbclid=IwAR1RWEuC6DzP0YQBYo2XEEHPgRHvXFiCbqssa6LwH9mwryLNU-MVB1qiTlo

Meeting ID: 915 0729 2612

Passcode: S7J1dw Abstract:

When classes were forced online at my university due to the global pandemic, many of us rushed to find ways to adapt what we had been doing in the classroom to work online. By the second semester, I personally felt more comfortable with the technology that I was using and began to take advantage of the tools available. Now, with all of my lessons going back to the classroom, I face the opposite challenge: I want to take the innovations that emerged in my teaching online back to the classroom. In many ways, I will use a low-tech or no-tech option. In this presentation I will specifically show how I will allow student tracking of their assignment progress, encourage greater peer-teaching, and have students track their learning progress better.

Presenter Bio:

Jason Pratt is an Associate Professor at Yamanashi Prefectural University. Before he taught at universities, he worked at the embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. As such, he researches and publishes both on education-related issues and on the peace process in Afghanistan. He can be contacted at jasonpratt@yamanashi-ken.ac.jp

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