Head of IT, Dr Farhad Mehdipour, delivered a workshop on the challenges of online learning environments at the 7th Iran International Conference on Engineering Education last month.
The workshop was titled ‘Challenges of Online Learning Environments’ and was about the ways teachers keep their students engaged and active in a student-centred learning environment.
The issue of student engagement becomes more challenging in an online learning environment. Using appropriate techniques for motivating students seems vital particularly due to students’ physical isolation from the learning environment.
This workshop discussed principles of an inclusive learning environment and techniques for improving online learning considering various aspects including curriculum and content development, delivery and assessment methods, cultural impact, and the efficient use of technology.
Farhad says the workshop went well, and there were very interesting discussions during the session with participants who were experienced lecturers from various academic institutions.