Social Media to Increase Student Engagement in Online Courses

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ימי שני, בתאריכים: 1/11/21, 8/11/21, 15/11/21, 22/11/21, 29/11/21 בשעות 20:00 - 22:30


15 שעות אקדמיות

מרצים / מנחים:

Dr. Danny Glick

Wondering how to increase student engagement in online courses, or how to support student success in remote learning? MOFET's Online Academy invites you to join Dr. Danny Glick, Director of Pedagogical Implementation at Edusoft, Editor of “Early Warning Systems and Targeted Interventions for Student Success in Online Courses”, and Research Affiliate at University of California, Irvine's Digital Learning Lab, for an interactive and engaging workshop on how to spice up your online courses using social media.

Join the workshop to gain valuable insights on:

  • How to use social media to increase student engagement in online courses
  • How to increase student motivation using student-centered design principles
  • How to use social media to develop students’ critical thinking
  • How to use project-based learning for meaningful distance learning
  • How to assess students in the virtual classroom


  • Attendance at all sessions
  • Active participation
  • Completion of all training tasks
  • Designing a social media-enhanced activity 
  • Providing evaluative feedback on peers’ social media-enhanced activity

The workshop program

This workshop offers 5 synchronous online lessons by Zoom, each relating to a different aspect of the design, implementation and evaluation of social media-enhanced distance learning.

  • The workshop will include 5 online synchronous lessons followed by homework assignments.
  • Each lesson will last approximately 3 academic hours, which combines theory with practice.
  • Participants will need access to a computer with a stable Internet connection, a microphone and speakers/headphones for all sessions.
  • Participants will need to attend all sessions and complete the required tasks.
  • A certificate of completion will be awarded to participants who attend the entire program and complete the required tasks. 


Lessons Topics and Objectives:

Lesson 1: Using social media to increase student engagement in online courses:

  • Consider the benefits of social media in online courses
  • Discuss challenges associated with distance learning
  • Provide guidelines for increasing student engagement in online courses

Lesson 2: Increasing student motivation using student-centered design principles:

  • Explore Keller’s ARCS model of motivation
  • Discuss its benefits for students and teachers
  • Discuss how to integrate the model into online courses

Lesson 3: Using social media to develop students’ critical thinking:

  • Review the notion of higher and lower-order thinking skills
  • Become familiar with different types of higher-order thinking skills
  • Consider how to promote higher-order thinking in social media-enhanced courses

Lesson 4: Integrating PBL into online courses:

  • Review the principles of project-based learning
  • Consider challenges and solutions of project-based learning in a social media-enhanced course
  • Consider how project-based learning may be applied in social media-enhance courses

Lesson 5: Assessing students in the virtual classroom:

  • Review two approaches to assessment in online courses: summative and formative
  • Consider the benefits of formative assessment

Consider how formative assessment may be applied in a social media-enhance course

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Effectively integrate social media into your online courses
  • Design, implement and evaluate social-media enhanced activities
  • Use student-centered design principles to increase student engagement
  • Help students develop their creativity and critical thinking by integrating social media with project-based learning
  • Provide meaningful feedback using summative and formative assessment

 Course instructor

 Dr. Danny Glick is a Research Affiliate at the University of California, Irvine’s Online Learning Research Center where he explores ways to improve student persistence and performance in online courses using early warning systems and light-touch interventions. He is a former visiting scholar at the University of California, Irvine’s School of Education where he investigated the effects of blended learning on the achievement of low-income students. Dr. Glick is also the Director of Pedagogical Implementation at Edusuft, a subsidiary of ETS, where he leads a team of EdTech implementation specialists. For the past 20 years, he has helped ministries of education and higher education institutions in 35 countries to shift from traditional instruction to online learning. He is the editor of “Early Warning Systems and Targeted Interventions for Student Success in Online Courses”. Dr. Glick holds a PhD in Learning Technologies and a Master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction and has presented and published on topics including early warning systems, targeted interventions, student persistence, self-regulated learning, and learning design.