Stylized Moments: Student Engagement & Participation in an Asynchronous Online University Film Course

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Blended Learning

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Arts and Humanities

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This chapter provides academic researchers and teachers with access to a unique pedagogical approach to teaching film online with a detailed exhibition of strategies and technological tools that have proven to encourage and ensure interaction, presence, and participation in an asynchronous online setting. With a persistent comparative eye toward both F2F and asynchronous online versions of the course, the chapter reveals both the content and the infrastructure as it is currently delivered to 100 students, detailing how each component works, and the advantages and disadvantages of delivering such a course online.


This chapter was published in Handbook of Research on Strategic Management of Interaction, Presence, and Participation in Online Courses, edited by Lydia Kyei-Blankson. Irma International. 2016.