Breakout Session

Best Pedagogical Practices to Enhance Online and Blended Learning Experience Using Web-conferencing Collaborative Technologies

Track: Learaning & Pedagogy

Breakout II
Thursday, 11:45 am – 12:45 pm

The use of web-conferencing to support teaching and learning, and to facilitate communication, collaboration and information sharing is common in higher education.

Web-conferencing tools lend themselves naturally to cooperative learning, peer tutoring, and project-based learning that engages students in active learning. This session will focus on approaches to incorporate these research-based instructional strategies into online and blended learning courses to provide opportunities for meaningful interaction online.

The presenter will discuss best practices and present latest research findings on the effectiveness of these strategies to improve student achievement and retention.

Leonid Rabinovich
Assistant Professor
New Jersey City University

Dr. Leonid Rabinovich is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Program in Educational Technology at New Jersey City University (NJCU). Prior to joining NJCU, Dr. Leonid Rabinovich coordinated Instructional-Technology Professional Development for Broward County Public Schools. For the last seven years he has been actively involved in implementing enterprise online training and webinars for district and schools staff, as well as delivering workshops on the effective use of eLearning solutions in education. He holds a Master of Arts degree from the Moscow State Conservatory and a Ph.D. in Leadership in Education, Specialization: Instructional Technology.