Now more than ever, there is a mandate for educational opportunities to transform in-person, classroom-based instruction, to dynamic, online learning experiences. However, this transformation is not as easy as “put it online.” Just like any other form of teaching, online instruction requires instructors to have a specific skillset, in order to design a course that promotes skill acquisition, generalization, and maintenance. In addition to expertise in a given area of study, faculty must learn best practices of online teaching, pedagogies to enhance learning remotely, and the ever-evolving technology that makes it all possible. The broad purpose of this three part webinar is to provide a behavioral approach to teaching online for the first time. The first session will focus on differentiation between on-ground and online courses, identification of the variables that affect online learning, and target skill selection. During the second session, the arrangement of content delivery and skill assessments will be discussed. Lastly, strategies to strengthen the effectiveness of an online course will be shared. Throughout the three sessions, attendees will be given the opportunity to apply strategies to build or transform their own remote course.
Target Audience: University and college professors instructors, practitioners, students and anyone else interested in teaching young adults, with at least some background in the principles of behavior.
Dr. Nicole Davis is an Assistant Clinical Professor and the Director of Supervision in the Applied Behavior Analysis Programs at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. During her tenure at Northeastern, Dr. Davis has led the efforts to integrate evidenced based methods for instructional design into the ABA course sequence, in addition to her leadership of graduate supervision for behavior analysis. She teaches in both the graduate ABA and school psychology programs, and has worked diligently to incorporate behavior analysis into a number of programs across the university. Prior to her time at Northeastern University, Dr. Davis served as an adjunct professor at Simmons College where she taught a number of courses to graduate students, in addition to providing supervision. Although Dr. Davis originally started teaching in traditional on -campus classes, the majority of her recent teaching has been online. This has allowed Dr. Davis to explore methods for transitioning the core features of effective instruction to online teaching. Her recent interests also include an evaluation of evidenced-based instructional methods for online teaching, and the application of behavior analytic technologies into online instruction. Dr. Davis earned both her master’s and doctoral degrees in Behavior Analysis at Simmons College. Although she is committed to promoting the application of behavior analysis in all areas of human and animal behavior, Dr. Davis has presented nationally and published on behavior analytic approaches to health-related behavior, avoidance, and learning in higher education.
1:00 pm: Introduction1:05 pm: Webinar begins2:45 pm: Q&A session3:00 pm: Evaluation, post-test and code submission forms
Behavior Analysts earn 6 CEUs* (Learning)Psychologists earn 6 CE Hours*Occupational Therapists earn .6 CEUS*Social Workers earn 6 Clinical CEs**Certified Counselors earn 6 CE hours**
Must pass post-test with 80% or above and submit all attendance codes
*CE for viewing Live or Recording
*CE for viewing Live or Recording
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