Your Name and Title:  Nancy A. Johnson, M.A.E., Professor

School or Organization Name: Kaplan University

Co-Presenter Name(s): n/a

Area of the World from Which You Will Present:  Iowa/USA

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Teachers and Academic Chairs

Short Session Description (one line):

This session will show how using virtual audio and visual enhancements in the classroom can motivate students toward better attendance, increased interest in the class, and greater retention rates. 

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

The purpose of this presentation is to peruse the use of virtual mediums to motivate students to become more actively engaged in their online classroom environments. Both audio and visual enhancements will be included to assist the instructor in retention efforts by creating stronger synchronous and asynchronous opportunities for interaction among the students. These will, also, include ways to effectively engage the students in more student/faculty interactions.  Examples such as Audacity,Vocaroo, virtual field trips, avatars, and others for audio and visual enhancements will be discussed as resources for the instructor to update and increase their instructional effectiveness and student retention rates. 

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: TBA

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