Engaging Students in an Age of Disengagement

Some studies and the popular media tell us that students are increasingly disengaged in school and that that disengagement increases with every year they spend in school.

And yet, we are also hearing that students live in a very connected, networked world outside of academia where they are more engaged than ever.

I will doing a presentation on May 9th titled "Engaging Students in an Age of Disengagement" at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ as part of their Learning Technology Exposition.

Professors are told that they need to design curriculum to support student success and also create an engaging classroom whether it is face-to-face, online, or in a blended learning environment.

Can educators hijack social media engagement design and tools for academic engagement?
Can we meet student expectations within academic objectives?
Can we (re)design curriculum using pedagogy that encourages engagement?
How does engagement differ F2F, online, in hybrid and MOOC settings.