Small Teaching Online with Jim Lang, Flower Darby and Dawn DiPeri

Small ways to improve online teaching and learning, and a discussion on how to get learners’ attention in your courses with Flower Darby and James Lang.

James M. Lang writes about higher education, literature, and travel. He is a Professor of English and Director of the D’Amour Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption University. This episode also discusses his books Distracted, Small Teaching, and Small Teaching Online.

Flower Darby is the Director of Teaching for Student Success at Northern Arizona University, where she’s taught English, Educational Technology, Leadership, Dance, and Pilates. Flower teaches face-to-face, blended and online classes and speaks, writes, presents, and consults on teaching and learning theory. She’s the author, with James M. Lang, of Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes (2019).

James and Flower Join Mike Palmer and special guest host Dawn DiPeri to talk about how to improve instructor practice in higher ed and design learning experiences that keep learners attention. Our guests offer lots of great tips you won’t want to miss!

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Episode References

Darby, F., & Lang, J. M. (2019). Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes (1st edition). Jossey-Bass.
Lang, J. M. (2016). Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning (1st edition). Jossey-Bass.
Lang, J. M. (2020). Distracted: Why Students Can’t Focus and What You Can Do About It. Basic Books.