The Online Teaching Lounge Podcast
#139: A Guide to Using Video in Your Online Teaching
Video has become a staple of our everyday lives. Get an inside look at the best ways to use video in your online classroom.
#138: How to Approach Online Discussions from a Macro and Micro View
There are various benefits to online discussions, including teaching students how to interact and skills like conflict resolution.
#137: How Radical Depersonalization Can Improve Your Teaching
Have you ever felt attacked by a student’s feedback about your teaching? Learn how radical depersonalization can help teachers better understand the needs of students and even help get to know students better.
#136: How to Navigate a Career Change in Online Education
Is it time for a career change? Learn about crafting a strong narrative about your career, building a network and being ready to negotiate.
#135: Gratitude and Its Role in Online Learning
In this episode, APU’s Dr. Bethanie Hansen delves into the many facets of gratitude and how to reach and teach online learners about gratitude.
#134: What Makes a Great College Instructor?
Instructors must evaluate their teaching style to ensure student success. Here are questions teachers must ask when planning their next course and other tips to be effective in the online classroom.
#133: Improving Student Engagement Using Metrics and Data
Student engagement is a critical part of learning. In this episode, learn how educators can use metrics and data to better understand how to improve student engagement.
#132: Letting Go of Sedentary Online Teaching
Being sedentary can have major health impacts and result in lower productivity. Learn strategies to add activity to the workday like habit stacking.
#131: Benefits of Offering Choices in the Online Classroom
Providing students with choices in assignments can add excitement and increase student creativity. Learn about ways teachers can add more choices in the online classroom.
#130: 8 Teaching Strategies to Improve Efficiency and Connection
Efficiency is important, but online educators must be mindful not to sacrifice student relationships for the sake of efficiency.
#129: How to Write a Conference Proposal
Part of learning and stretching is sharing your knowledge. Learn about the benefits of presenting at a professional conference and tips on preparing a conference proposal.
#128: What Fuels You as an Educator?
What motivates you to keep teaching? In this episode, APU’s Dr. Bethanie Hansen discusses tools to assess your true drive and how to track the impact you’re having as an educator.
#127: Quizlet Flashcard App to Help Students Learn Course Material
Learn how Quizlet can replace traditional flashcards to help students build long-term memory and collaborate in the online classroom.
#126: Tips for Educators Starting a New Online Class
Many teachers, especially those who are new to online teaching, struggle to figure out how to connect with students in an online class.
#125: Three Steps to a Great Online Teaching Routine
Teaching online can be time consuming and seep into instructors’ personal time. Learn tips for planning a strong work routine.
#124: 7 Quick Tips for Using Video and Multimedia in Online Teaching
APU’s Dr. Bethanie Hansen discusses best practices and quick tips for adding video or other multimedia assets to the online classroom to enhance student learning.
#123: Listening to Students in the Online Classroom
Listening is both a simple and complex skill. Learn about four types of listening as well as three tools to help online educators effectively respond to students.
#122: Find Your “Why”: What Drove You to be an Educator?
How do you find meaning in your life and work? Learn why it’s important for educators to identify their “why” to help get through challenging times.
#121: Three Interactive Platforms to Consider Using in the Online Classroom
Want to increase engagement in the classroom, but not sure where to start? Learn what interactive platforms work best for asynchronous, synchronous and hybrid classes.
#120: How to Apply Project-Based Learning in Online Teaching
Project-based learning is a student-centered learning practice designed to teach concepts using real-world problems and challenges.
#119: Managing Vacation Time While Teaching Online
Is it possible to take a vacation while also teaching an online class? Learn strategies to manage the classroom while away for a short amount of time.
#118: Using Explainer Videos in Online Classes
Explainer videos are a great way to share information with students in a highly engaging way. Learn tools and tips to create explainer videos.
#117: Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning
The goal of culturally responsive teaching is to help students feel more comfortable, connected and understood in the classroom. Learn ways to create a more inclusivity.
#116: Online Classroom Management: Boss or Leader?
Learn the difference between managing the online classroom like a boss or like a leader. Which is better for online educators?
#115: Why It’s Important to Know What Online Students Are Thinking
Many students have self-doubt and concerns about taking online classes. Learn why it’s so important for educators to know what students are thinking to help them overcome their concerns.
#114: Using Video to Provide Feedback to Online Students
It can be easy for online educators to “hide behind a keyboard.” Learn how using video to provide information and feedback can engage students and improve efficiency.
#113: How Reflective Practices Can Help Students Learn More Deeply
Reflective practices can help students retain information. Learn how journaling and other reflective practices can help students “think about their thinking.”
#112: A Guide to Dealing with Challenging Students in the Online Classroom
Online educators sometimes face challenging students who disagree with a grade or are argumentative in the classroom. Learn how to deal with such conflicts.
#111: Building Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Online Classroom
Learn how to naturally build diversity, equity and inclusion into the classroom structure through psychological safety, unconditional positive regard, and awareness about outgroups.
#110: How to Bring Creativity into Your Online Classroom
Creativity fosters learning so it’s important for online teachers to find ways to encourage creativity among students. Learn what to integrate creative approaches.
#109: How to Develop Your Instructor Presence in the Online Classroom
Building your presence and persona as an instructor is incredibly important in an online classroom. Learn ways to develop a strong presence with students.
#108: Bringing Authenticity to the Online Classroom
Teaching online can be inherently depersonalized. In this episode, learn about the value of authenticity and building teaching and social presence.
#107: Managing Sick Time or Emergencies as an Online Teacher
You never know when emergencies or illness may strike. Learn tips to help online educators prepare for unexpected absences, illnesses, or other emergencies.
#106: Mapping the Learner Journey to Enhance Curriculum
Educators must understand students’ experience. Hear steps to map a learner journey like designing pathways, mapping skills gap, and establishing a clear goal.
#105 Podcast: Helping Students Navigate their Online Education Journey
The pandemic caused a major disruption to education. Learn how student affairs’ professionals and teachers can help students navigate these changes.
#104: Tips to Recognize Burnout and Overcome Overwhelm
Learn the signs of burnout including exhaustion, cynicism and inefficacy and ways to rebuild your emotional strength, manage your energy, and find satisfaction in your work again.
#103 Podcast: Insight from Leading the Way in Online Higher Education
While offering online courses was a new endeavor for many institutions of higher learning, APU has been doing so for 30 years. Learn from President Dr. Kate Zatz about continuous improvements to technology and working to foster connections with students in an online environment.
#102: Preparing to Teach Your Online Class with Peak Performance, Part 2
Focusing on personal wellbeing can help educators reach their peak performance. Learn tips to help plan ahead for wellbeing to maintain energy and enthusiasm.
#101: Preparing for Peak Performance in Online Teaching: Part 1
Teaching online can be challenging. Learn how educators can reach their peak performance using these preparation tips.
#100: Celebrating 100 Episodes with 5 Most Popular Topics for Online Teachers
Agility and continuous improvement are essential parts of online education. In this milestone episode, learn about the top 5 listener favorites.
#99: Student Affairs in Online Education: Creating Opportunities for Interaction
Providing guidance and assistance to students during their online academic journey is very different than in traditional, on-ground educational experiences. Learn more about student affairs in online education.
#98: How is ‘The Great Resignation’ Affecting Online Education?
Learn how the “The Great Resignation” has affected online higher education and three concepts to help educators stay invigorated while also retaining students.
#97: Tips on Teaching Writing: From Essay Maps to Critiquing
Being an effective writer is a foundational skill but teaching students how to write can be both challenging and overwhelming for educators. Learn tips on teaching writing.
#96: Student Retention Strategies in Online Education
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#95: Student Affairs: Addressing Student Mental Health and Wellness
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#94: Strategies for Applying Andragogy, Constructivism, and Heutagogy
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#82: Be Present: Best Practices for Authentic Teaching Online
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#81: Enhancing Online Discussion Forums to Improve Student Learning
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#80: Social-Emotional Learning
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#79: Three Steps to Stress-Free Online Teaching
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