TLC Webinar

Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section Webinar
Helping Online Students Stay Actively Engaged

Day & Time of Webinar:
Friday, March 13, 2020
12:00 pm (EDT) (9:00 am PDT)

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Webinar Description:
Despite the recent growth in online education, many educators still find it difficult to connect with their online students and to get their students engaged in course work. While there is no “magic bullet” that will create an on-campus environment in an online setting, there are many tricks and techniques that can help improve student engagement and provide a better environment for instructors and students alike.

In this webinar, we will discuss and demonstrate several of the trick and techniques that we have used to be more successful in an online classroom. We will also talk about some methods that haven’t worked well, as a warning for other instructors. Topics will include effectively using live sessions, creating engaging videos, adjusting expectations, engaging with students through discussion boards and email, and more.

Presenter: Jason Porter, Washington State University
Presenter: Cathy Margolin, Margolin Development LLC and Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Moderator: Jennifer Cainas, University of South Florida

CPE Information:
Field of Study: Professional Development
Credit: 1.2 CH
Instructional Delivery Method: Group Internet Based Program
Program Level: Beginner

Learning Objectives:
This webinar will help instructors to:

  1. Develop strategies for improving student motivation in online courses.
  2. Develop strategies for communicating effectively with online students.
  3. Improve communication between students in their online courses.

Prerequisites/Additional Information:

No fee for the webinar. For more information regarding refunds, complaints and program cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (941) 921-7747.

For more information regarding this webinar, please contact Jennifer Cainas,

Bio of the Presenters:
Jason Porter
Washington State University

Jason Porter, Ph.D., is a Clinical Associate Professor of Accounting at Washington State University (WSU). His primary teaching focus is intermediate financial accounting, but he has also taught introductory financial and managerial accounting, accounting for non-accountants, accounting ethics, cost accounting, and accounting theory. He has taught online classes for more than 12 years and recently received the Global Campus Excellence in Online Teaching Award, WSU’s more prestigious online teaching award.

Jason has published in several accounting and business education journals, including Issues in Accounting Education, the Journal of Accounting Education, Global Perspectives on Accounting Education, Strategic Finance, The CPA Journal, and the IMA Educational Case Journal. He has also published an Excel-based case book for Managerial Accounting and his second book, an Excel-based case book for general business majors, is forthcoming. 

Jason currently serves as an associate editor for the IMA Educational Case Journal and is on the editorial board of Issues in Accounting Education andthe Journal of Accounting Education. He also serves as the Communications Director of the Management Accounting Section and as the Chair of the Northwestern Accounting Research Group Conference. Jason and his wife Carrie are the proud parents of three beautiful children: Emily, Joshua, and Michael. 

Cathy Margolin
Margolin Development LLC and Chandler-Gilbert Community College

Dr. Cathy Margolin is a practicing consultant for Margolin Development LLC, currently working on a CPA Review program for another country. She has 20 years of higher educational experience as well as many years working in industry at American Airlines, Ernst & Young, Price Waterhouse Coopers, American Eagle Airlines, and Beckman Coulter.

Cathy Margolin currently teaches at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, was formerly a Dean of Accounting and Finance at University of Phoenix and was an associate dean and accounting professor at Brandman University. She has the CPA, CGMA, CITP certifications.

Cathy Margolin completed her Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership at Brandman University. She received her Masters of Business Administration with a finance emphasis and her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with an accounting and computer science emphasis, from Ohio State University.

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