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Dialing up. Conversations on Remote Teaching

June 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM


“Dialing up” is an informal series of conversations between colleagues on remote teaching. Each session lasts about one-hour and will be dedicated to exchanging ideas, asking questions and collectively brainstorming the world of online teaching. Each session will be led by a faculty member on a specific topic.

The session on remote role-playing, led by Mira Sucharov, will focus on how to create an immersive learning environment in the remote teaching context. For her course on Israeli-Palestinian relations, Mira is hoping to have students adopt the persona of a contemporary or historical figure (whether famous or not) for the duration of all or part of the course. Through written discussion forums and other writing assignments (and perhaps zoom role-play), each student would engage with the assigned course material through the lens of that figure. Mira invites other instructors teaching case-based courses especially in the humanities and social sciences to help her develop this idea, and participants are invited to bring their own immersive ideas to the session for feedback from the group.

Mira Sucharov is Professor (new rank effective July 1) of Political Science at Carleton University where she holds the Carleton University Chair in Teaching Innovation.

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