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July 19, 2022

S2 38.0 Online Teaching Tips

Do you find online teaching challenging? In this episode of TTELT, Dr. Kirsten Dyck joins us to share her top 3 tips for online teaching. You will learn practical approaches to improve your online teaching practice and increase student engagement.


Dr. Kirsten Dyck has taught EFL at universities in China and Ukraine. She is looking forward to an upcoming fellowship at Mariano Marcos State University in Batac, Philippines. She has also held fellowships with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Auschwitz Jewish Center, the Fulbright Commission, and the English Language Fellow Program. In this episode, Dr. Dyck shares her approach to online teaching. She focuses on three essential tips to make the online modality more manageable for teachers and more engaging for students. Dr. Dyck starts by encouraging us to plan for problems, as they often arise any time you are using technology. She provides clear explanations and examples for her three tips, which include:

  1. Simplify and Clarify Everything
  2. Support Learning Goals
  3. Be Human (Because Devices are Not)

 

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Kirsten Dyck

Teacher / Author

Dr. Kirsten Dyck teaches EFL at Nanjing Xiaozhuang University in Nanjing, China. She previously taught History and Humanities at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA (2012-2017) and EFL for the US Peace Corps at Poltava National V.G. Korolenko Pedagogical University in Poltava, Ukraine (2017-2019). She has held fellowships with the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Auschwitz Jewish Center, the Fulbright Commission, and the English Language Fellow Program. She is the author of Reichsrock: The International Web of White-Power and Neo-Nazi Hate Music (Rutgers University Press, 2017), as well as scholarly articles on genocide, racism, and music. She earned her PhD in American Studies from Washington State University (2012) and a TESOL Certificate from Toronto's Coventry House International (2005).