Review of Teaching Effectively with Zoom: A Practical Guide to Engage Your Students and Help Them Learn
Posted by Laura McLoughlin on August 05, 2021 in categoryFacts & Research

When the pandemic hit, many adult education instructors were suddenly teaching in front of a screen to students inside little Zoom boxes. It’s timely, therefore that Rebecca Eller-Molitas of Elgin Community College gives a review of the book Teaching Effectively with Zoom. 

The book, based on author Dan Levy’s experiences, assumes instructors have basic Zoom familiarity and provides tips to increase student engagement during synchronous remote instruction.   

This resource review is featured in the current issue of Adult Literacy Education: The International Journal of Literacy, Language, and Numeracy. Read an excerpt of the review here: 

In its first edition, Teaching Effectively with Zoom, provides timely information on effectively engaging adult learners in synchronous instruction via Zoom. This work is based on the experience of the author, his students, and his colleagues at Harvard University, as well as research-based principles for effective adult learning. The resource is not a guide to the larger ecosystem of online teaching and acknowledges that live instruction may be only one component of the online teaching and learning experience. This text is targeted toward educators who have at least basic familiarity with Zoom and want to deepen their practice with actionable tips focused on increasing student engagement. 


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