This session will share empowering engagement techniques to create connections in the discussion with students in the online classroom. Specific strategies include integrating technology tools such as Flipgrid, Animoto, and Poll Everywhere.
Marlene Blake, Grand Canyon University, AZ Dr. Marlene N. Blake has worked in higher education for 16 years in various roles from student services, academic affairs/operations, and support resources. Her current career in faculty training and development focuses on optimizing the teaching and learning process as well as ensuring exceptional educational standards. She enjoys conducting researching on meaningful motivation, connectedness, leadership and providing professional development opportunities that are uniquely innovative. Dr. Blake has taught student success, critical thinking, interpersonal communication, and doctoral courses online for 12 years. She is passionate about teaching, training, mentoring, and empowering faculty/students. Dr. Blake has a Bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies and Child Development, a Master’s in Education focusing on Adult Distance Education as well as Curriculum and Instruction, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration. Beyond teaching and supporting students/faculty, she enjoys traveling with her husband and daughter!