Using Digital Platforms to Closely Replicate an In-Person Learning Experience

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Are you wondering how you can closely replicate an in-person learning experience for a lecture, discussion, and/or small-group focused course that has moved online?

In this presentation, Professor Ross “Chad” Nunamaker of Wright State University will explain and demonstrate how to use free and low-cost digital platforms to conduct synchronous, online learning that includes small-group discussions and activity breakouts. The platforms covered during this presentation can be easily used in conjunction with your university- or publisher-provided LMS. After this training, attendees will be better able to covert in-person courses to an online experience without making significant changes to primary approaches for facilitating student learning. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask Professor Nunamaker questions and share their own experiences in a live Q&A following the presentation.

Professor Ross Glen Chandler Nunamaker, who goes by Chad, is an Ohio licensed teacher, holds a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education from Wright State University, a Master’s in Early Childhood Leadership & Advocacy from University of Dayton, a Certificate in Financial Success for Nonprofits from Cornell University, and is a PhD candidate specializing in Early Childhood Education at Concordia University Chicago. Professor Nunamaker’s research interests are at the intersection of parent & teacher education, adult-child interactions, early childhood mental health, and prevention science. He has worked in adult education and training, primarily with parents and teachers of young children, since 2009.

Professor Nunamaker is a Fellow with the Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute at Iowa State University; an Ohio Early Childhood Leadership Fellow at Groundwork Ohio; Executive Director, Director of Training, and Mental Health Specialist at The Lynda A. Cohen Center for the Study of Child Development; Executive Director & Communication Manager at Southwest Ohio AEYC; Clinical Supervisor at Western Governors University; Field Assessor with the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research & Policy at The Ohio State University; and Adjunct Faculty at Wright State University. At Wright State, he has taught courses for students majoring in early childhood education (P-3), elementary education (P-5), and learning & motivation, including: Developmentally Appropriate Assessment, Classroom Management & Positive Child Guidance, and Introduction to Child Development.