Monica Shukla, Jalin B. Johnson and Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg presented an interdisciplinary session, “Engaging and Motivating Diverse Students Across Multiple Learning Platforms,” at the recent Lily Conference on Teaching and Learning held in Anaheim, California.
Shukla is an associate dean in the School of Business and Professional Studies, Johnson is an assistant professor of business and organizational leadership in the business school and Steinberg is a professor of social and environmental science in the School of Arts and Sciences.
The presentation discussed the role that institutional demographics and diversity play in enhancing the learning environment. It also focused on presenting strategies to motivate adult learners to overcome challenges when returning to the educational environment after a break in education or when going from active military duty to civilian life.
It demonstrated tactics to engage students across multiple learning platforms, blended, online and competency-based. All three presenters have taught across the trifecta of Brandman’s multiple learning platforms and degree, enabling them to accurately share their real-world experience across a variety of classroom and individualized learning environments.