Appendix 1: Flipping the classroom to maximize interaction in Zoom classes (referenced to Contemporary Topics, 4th edition, Pearson) A key to creating and maintaining engaging online classes, with maximum student participation,  is to “flip” the classroom.  A “flipped classroom” is basically an instructional strategy and a type of “blended” learning in which students are expected to do...
(referenced to Contemporary Topics, 4th edition, Pearson) Student presentations – whether short reports or full on demonstrations — are an important part of active learning. Particularly in online classes, where instructors have a tendency to rely (overly rely!) on one-way teacher-to-student communication, it is important to give students “a voice.”   While student presentations are important, it is essential...
One of the major challenges of online classes is keeping students engaged.  In face to face classes, the teacher can often make subtle adjustments to keep students interested and involved in class. In online classes, making quick adjustments can be more challenging because you may be missing some of the verbal and non-verbal signals you would...
(referenced to Contemporary Topics, 4th edition, Pearson)  A key to creating and maintaining engaging online classes is to structure in “social learning” as often as possible.  Set a speaking-listening-interaction task, establish the rules and procedures (such as “Use English only”, “Try to give long turns – 2 or more sentences”, “Fill in the table with key words”), and...
(referenced to Contemporary Topics, 4th edition, Pearson)  A key to creating and maintaining engaging online classes, with maximum student participation,  is to “flip” the classroom.  A “flipped classroom” is basically an instructional strategy and a type of “blended” learning in which students are expected to do certain activities outside of class meeting time and to participate actively in “live” class meetings.  Ideally,...