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How to Create Active and Engaging Learning Experiences with Zoom Breakout Rooms
Zoom’s breakout rooms provide a unique opportunity to learn to create active and engaging learning experiences for students.
Join Contact North | Contact Nord’s Research Associate, Dr. Ron Owston, who describes how educators can:
• Move beyond holding ineffective, unstructured breakout room discussions
• Create distinctive breakout room roles for students to promote active participation
• Employ a variety of tools and techniques to enhance breakout room experiences
• Pre-assign students to breakout rooms or allow them to chose their own
• Design creative ways for students to report breakout room outcomes to the whole class
• Make use of breakout rooms in large enrolment courses
Participants have ample opportunity to ask questions during the webinar.
NOTE: Registrants are expected to have a basic knowledge of how to use Zoom.

May 20, 2021 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Ron Owston
Research Associate @Contact North | Contact Nord
Dr. Ron Owston is a Contact North I Contact Nord Research Associate. A pioneer in online teaching and research, Dr. Owston ranks among Google Scholar’s most cited blended learning researchers globally. The founding Director of the Institute for Research on Learning Technologies, he is a former Dean of Education and Professor Emeritus at York University. Accolades from educators around the world on Dr. Owston's webinars about Zoom include: • I really appreciate Ron’s effort and I need to watch this all over again to try the different possibilities. • I've learned a lot the last 6 months watching your Zoom webinars. My students have noticed and I share with you their kudos. • Thank you very much Ron! This was a very informative session! I am excited to try to put together a class for my learners. • I wanted to comment on how useful these sessions have been. I include them in all my PD announcements to encourage faculty to attend. • Thank you, thank you, thank you—really wonderful!