Creating Virtual Breaks and Digital Escape Rooms in any Class

With both an emphasis on mental and physical well-being, as well as online education as a result of the recent covid-19 pandemic, this webinar is designed to address these emerging needs by showing instructors how to create a virtual break room on canvas. Additionally, attendees will learn how to create a digital escape room along with best practices for incorporating these new materials in the classroom.


About the Presenter:
Joab Corey received his bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. in Economics from West Virginia University where his teaching efforts were inspired by Professor Russell Sobel and where he won the 2008 WVU Doctoral Student Teaching Award. He was then hired by Florida State University where he worked for seven years becoming an associate teaching professor. After missing the mountains, he decided to move to Riverside, California where is currently an associate professor of teaching in economics at the University of California, Riverside and specializes in teaching large section introduction to economics classes where he uses interactive class demonstrations, video clips, pop-culture examples, student-designed economic T-shirts, and occasional acrobatics to create an enthusiastic student learning environment. He has been the recipient of several teaching awards including the FSU Transformation Through Teaching award, the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society Service in Excellence Teaching Award, the Florida State University Undergraduate Teaching Award, and the UC Riverside Honors Professor of the year award. His research focuses on economics education pedagogy, international economic development, and applied microeconomics.