IGNITE Session

Infuse Interaction for Student Success

Fri. 10:30am–11:15am

One of the greatest challenges of teaching online is maintaining student engagement. Many studies report higher levels of attrition and failure in online courses compared to face-to-face. Good course design has proved to help overcome many of these issues.

The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) uses many technological tools to create learning objects that promote active learning and active listening. Working with faculty, the TLC guides the selection of tools and creation of course objects to form the basis of a well-designed, engaging course.

Kerr-McCurry, Norah

Norah Kerr-McCurry is the Director of the Teaching and Learning Center at Brookdale Community College. Norah teaches the certification course for online faculty, plans and implements student success initiatives, plans and implement professional development activities for faculty, and administers the Learning Management System. She serves as an adjunct instructor at Brookdale in the Speech Communication department, and as a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University teaching a Social Media and Work course for the School of Management and Labor Relations.

Shaloum, Jonathan

Jonathan Shaloum is Brookdale’s Instructional Designer. Jonathan works with faculty to create interactive, engaging learning objects for online and face-to-face courses. He is a graduate of Glassboro State College, and a degree candidate at St. Joseph’s University in the Master of Instructional Technology program. Jonathan has been with the college for approximately one year, and has 15 years’ experience developing online industrial training in the private sector. Jonathan has successfully presented at Scholars Day at Brookdale, garnering much interest from faculty eager to improve their courses.