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Creating an Engaging Online Experience using Microsoft Teams

Session Overview

This video was part of the July 2020 REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit

With the unprecedented level of uncertainty facing universities as they plan for the future, it may be time to think about the design of your course and your opportunities to use technology in more effective ways. Are you getting the student engagement and learning outcomes you expect when you deliver your course online versus on campus? I have been successfully using Microsoft Teams to create a collaborative learning community for my large lecture courses (300-500 students per course), significantly increasing student engagement and gaining insights I can use to improve learning outcomes.


Dr. David Kellerman

Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney

David Kellermann is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at UNSW Sydney.  David specialises in the continuum and computational mechanics of advanced structural materials such as carbon fibre reinforced plastics and biological tissue.  He is the course convenor and lecturer for the largest foundational first and second year engineering subjects (Engineering Mechanics and the Mechanics of Solids), teaching over 1,000 students each year.

David has worked as a research fellow at the University of Nottingham UK and a research associate in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (UNSW) ranked 13th in the world. He has worked in applying his models for Boeing Research and Technology, the Composites CRC of Australia, and collegiate researchers around the world. At UNSW, David has pioneered the development and implementation of new technologies into his teaching practice and has received the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence.