Episode Four: Student engagement: Meeting current needs and developing sustainable approaches
Abstract: Student engagement is a seminal issue in higher education. As we examine data from our first COVID semester, specific engagement issues appear at the forefront: what does engagement look like when we decrease synchronous learning and can’t ‘see’ our students? How does online engagement differ from in-person paradigms? What are the implications for our practices, cultures, evaluation systems and services?
In the fourth episode of New Normal webinar series, panellists explore student engagement in the context of the current Covid19 pandemic and beyond. The discussion will focus on how we might best define, support and evaluate engagement. Panellists will also discuss what ‘deep’ versus ‘surface’ engagement looks like and how we may avoid mistaking one for the other.