Upcoming Conversation on Teaching: Teaching with Chat & Channel Apps
With the move to remote and online teaching in 2020, faculty and other instructors experimented with a wide variety of tools to foster and maintain social presence with their students. Some tried using group messaging apps like Slack, Discord, and Teams as a way to connect and communicate with students. These apps feature multimedia chat channels, making them useful places for sharing announcements, fielding questions, posting resources, and supporting group projects.
In this conversation on teaching, we’ll hear from a few instructors about the ways they’ve been using these apps to support student learning and engagement. And we’ll invite participants to share their own ideas for teaching with these collaboration tools.
- Will Grissom, associate professor of biomedical engineering
- Lisa Fazio, assistant professor of psychology and human development
- Spencer Bagley, association professor of mathematics, Westminster College
Facilitator: Derek Bruff, CFT director
Date: Monday, January 11, 2021
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm