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From Textbooks to the Jungles – Lessons Learned on Introducing Relevancy

Session Overview

This video was part of the July 2021 REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit

Engaging students in content that they believe that they have no interest in is one of the greatest challenges facing faculty in the general education programs. Delivering this content in a manner that makes them understand the relevancy of learning new material has been a challenge in the age of digital delivery. Here the author presents three lessons that have been learned from the developed of a continuously
updated science textbook, and how he used that information to develop virtual lectures for students from the rainforests of Belize.


Michael, Windelspecht, PhD

Author, Educator and Chief Learning Officer | Organization

As an educator, Dr. Windelspecht has taught introductory biology, genetics, and human genetics in the online, traditional, and hybrid environments at community colleges, comprehensive universities, and military institutions. Dr. Windelspecht has also authored over 30 reference textbooks and is the founder of several science communication companies, including Ricochet Creative Productions, which actively develops and assesses new technologies for the science classroom, and Inspire-EdVentures, which provides experiential learning opportunities online and in Belize.