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Maximizing Engagement and Improving Outcomes in the Virtual Classroom

Session Overview

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

All online learning experiences are not created equal. As more colleges and universities are working to expand their distance, online, and hybrid learning course offerings, the data and resources available to deliver instruction has become more robust and is helping to inform virtual classroom tools and pedagogy.  
Join Dr. Erin Morris, Assistant Professor at SUNY Cortland, and Dr. Kim Oppelt, the Director of Advocacy and Community at Class, as they discuss best practices in digital teaching and learning, data and assessment that produce outcomes, engagement techniques, and the latest trends surrounding instruction and tools in the virtual classroom.  


Dr. Kim Oppelt

Director of Advocacy and Community | Class

Dr. Kim Oppelt is the Director of Advocacy and Community at Class where she leads education, research, and engagement initiatives. Dr. Oppelt has spent almost 20 years in the field of education and educational technology, including roles in school counseling, training and consulting, product development, marketing, and outreach. She has a strong background in college access and success, with a special emphasis on first generation college students. Dr. Oppelt obtained a doctorate in education from St. Mary’s University, a master of science in school counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, and a BAS in health education from the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Dr. Erin Morris

Assistant Professor | State University of New York at Cortland

Erin Morris is an Assistant Professor of Sport Management at the State University of New York at Cortland. She received her PhD in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Morris’ research focuses on women and girls’ participation in sport and sport administration. She is particularly interested in participation in non-traditional sports such as women’s ice hockey, rugby, and roller derby. In her free time, Dr. Morris likes to play ice hockey, hike, bike, and bake.