Assistant Dean Ellen Murphy (JD ’02) shares tips on mastering virtual classrooms in new eBook, Learning Solutions Conference March 16-18

Photo of Wake Forest Law Assistant Dean of Instructional Technologies and Design Ellen Murphy (JD '02) outside the Worrell Professional Center

Assistant Dean of Instructional Technologies and Design Ellen Murphy (JD '02)

Assistant Dean of Instructional Design Ellen Murphy (JD ’02) shared her tips on how to best connect with virtual students by using pre-course surveys for the eBook, “Engagement that Works: Tips from Learning Solutions Thought Leaders,” published by the ELearning Guild.

According to Murphy, one of the most frequent questions for teachers new to eLearning is how to connect with students in the virtual classroom. To foster motivation and personalization, and solicit student engagement from the start, Murphy gives her students surveys before the first day of class, and then individually contacts those students after the surveys are conducted.

By learning a little bit about each of the students, Murphy says she can engage in deeper conversations from the start. Murphy will speak on other ways of connecting in the virtual classroom at the Learning Solutions Conference and Expo in Orlando, Florida, on Wednesday, March 16. Learn more about what she will cover, or register for the event, here.

Murphy has extensive eLearning experience and has been a virtual student, teacher, administrator, trainer and education consultant, including in synchronous, asynchronous, blended and flipped classrooms. Her work includes curriculum creation and design, graduate law program development and teaching across platforms, as well as face-to-face using web-supported tools.