Help students stay engaged and succeed in a virtual learning environment that is effective and encouraging.
“The online format works really well and is even better than taking an in-person class. I absolutely loved this class.” That’s a real quote from a student in a CS1 course at UC Riverside, where Professor Frank Vahid has taught the course online since 2013. Evaluation comments from other students are similar.
Online courses have unique advantages that – if capitalized upon – can not only yield grades similar to in-person classes, but also less stressed students and instructors, too. In this webinar, Frank Vahid and Engineering Content Lead Nikitha Sambamurthy summarize what is needed to establish rapport, why the chat feature is the actual star, and the importance of strong learning outside class through an interactive and engaging learning platform, like zyBooks. This webinar will allow you to:
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Presenter: Frank Vahid
Frank Vahid is a Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of California, Riverside, since 1994. He is co-founder and Chief Learning Officer of zyBooks, which creates web-native interactive learning content to replace college textbooks and homework. His research interests include learning methods to improve college student success especially for CS and STEM freshmen and sophomores, and also embedded systems software and hardware.
Presenter: Nikitha Sambamurthy
Nikitha Sambamurthy is an Engineering Content Lead at zyBooks. She earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Purdue University. Her research centers around the role of technology in engineering courses to assist student learning, as well as tools to provide pedagogical feedback to instructors.