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Bringing the Art of Performance to Online Teaching 
Original Broadcast Date:  August 23, 2012

How does an online teacher engage the student in the absence of face-to-face cues? By using the art of performance simple strategies for presenting material and winning audience interest teachers can bring their classroom persona to the online environment and provide engaging instruction in the absence of synchronous feedback or assessment. This session introduces best practices for bringing the art of performance to online teaching, including the delivery of ideas through expression, symbols, and pictures. Participants will leave the session with heightened understandings about the importance of performance in teaching, plus a collection of specific tips for best practice. 


Dr. Charles CurranCharles Curran
Dr. Charles Curran is a native of Pittsburgh, PA, who has earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Duquesne University, and the MLS and PhD from Rutgers. At the University of South Carolina he was awarded an MA in theatre in May, 2012. His work experience includes service in public, school, and academic libraries. His teaching experience includes service since 1974 on the faculty of the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS), University of South Carolina, and visiting/adjunct appointments at several universities, including Rutgers, the University of Southern California, the University of Washington, the University of Wisconsin, and Clarion University. His interest in teaching as a performing art factors heavily in his course for doctoral students at SLIS, a course in which the central focus is on practice.

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