(Webinar) Blending Large Online Lectures: Sync & Async Student Participation Learning Activities – July 13, 2020


When large lectures move online, instructors have the added challenge of maintaining student connection in large numbers in addition to managing a virtual learning environment. One key way to strengthen student engagement is with learning activities focused on participation, in both synchronous and asynchronous contexts.

In this session, Allen Sens (Professor from the Department of Political Science) will share his experience with blending large online lectures and how he has used synchronous and asynchronous learning activities to foster active student participation. A practical overview of sample activities will include a range of short, easy-to-implement synchronous options to more in-depth asynchronous ones, as well as group assignments and “flipped” classroom activities for large online classrooms.





Allen Sens

Professor of Teaching

Department of Political Science