Engaging Today's Learners: Part 1–Understanding Their Characteristics, Challenges, and Motivations
From Martha Snyder
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 12, from Noon-1PM
Title: Engaging Today's Learners: Part 1–Understanding Their Characteristics, Challenges, and Motivations
Carlota Toledo, J.D., Professor of Practice, Shepard Broad College of Law
Session Description: Learning begins with engaged students. In this session, our focus will be on our students. Who are they? What do they value? What are their learning preferences? What are their challenges and motivations? How has the pandemic affected their preparedness and disposition? Having a better understanding of our learner audience will help us, as educators, design, facilitate, and manage learning experiences that promote engagement and motivation.
- Describe the characteristics, motivations, habits, and challenges of today’s learners.
- Identify challenges that may arise in face-to-face, online, and remote classrooms, such as disengagement, lack of motivation, and disruptive behaviors.
- Discuss strategies for creating positive and productive learning environments.