An Engagement Epidemic: Designing an Immersive, Media-Rich Course

green screen - student engagement
Long before the written word, humans relied on stories to entertain, instruct, and preserve cultural traditions. Storytelling is a fundamental way that humans communicate, and yet it is often left out of the college classroom. Rather than telling students stories about how something works or why it matters, too often faculty simply present them with PowerPoints that list what facts they need to remember and when that should occur.

To continue reading, you must be a Teaching Professor Subscriber. Please log in or sign up for full access.

Related Articles

I’ve been wanting to write about my journey to embrace Rumi’s wisdom in my pedagogy. My teaching career...
We’ve now had ChatGPT in our lives for just over a year, but according to commentators, AI has...
Higher education recognizes the importance of tutoring support to improve student success and retention. But human tutoring is...

The first summer job I ever had was mowing lawns. Back then (this was the ’70s), I would...

Current global events, including a rise in nationalistic rhetoric, have put pressure on faculty from all disciplines to...

Many years ago my wife sat in on one of my face-to-face classes to observe my teaching. I...
The Teaching Professor Conference 2024

June 7-9, 2024 • New Orleans

Connect with Fellow Educators at The Teaching Professor Conference!