Using Interteaching to Promote Online Learning Outcomes.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, educators have been forced to rapidly transition away from in-person learning environments to completely online formats. Many of these educators have had little or no training and experience teaching online, contributing to stress and anxiety. To compound this problem even further, there are a multitude of online learning technologies from which to choose that can be relatively costly and require an intensive production process. In an effort to provide immediate relief to those dealing with this problem, we detail how interteaching, an empirically supported behavioral teaching technique, can be used to cultivate an interactive online learning environment in either an asynchronous or synchronous format. Specifically, we describe some best practices and provide some examples on how to generate active student responding (ASR) as well as provide pinpointed performance-based feedback. We specifically reference the relatively easy-to-use online software Kaltura, but it is hoped that our suggestions inspire others to develop and use these strategies across a variety of platforms in effort to provide evidence-based quality education during this crisis.
Authors: Christopher A Krebs, Stephanie A C Kuhn, Adam T Brewer, James W Diller