Active Learning in the Online Classroom
James Proszek is a sixth year PhD student in the department of Rhetoric and Public Culture. He currently serves as the Coordinator for Public Speaking and as teaching consultant for the Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching. He has previously completed Searle’s Graduate Teaching Fellowship and Teaching Certificate Program while also serving as an instructor of record in the School of Communication. His research focuses on digital technologies and civic pedagogy, exploring how online tools enhance teaching and learning within and outside of the classroom.
Abhishek Kottaram Amrithanath (Abhi) is a fifth year PhD student in the department of Mechanical Engineering. He has been actively involved in various teaching roles at Northwestern such as being a TA for eight quarters and leading workshops at the Graduate Student Teaching Conference. While pursuing the Teaching Certificate Program, he worked on a Searle Teaching-as-a-Research project on self-regulated learning. He also co-chairs the McCormick Graduate Teaching Committee. He was awarded the Fellowship in Leadership for his leadership roles in and outside classrooms such as President of McCormick Graduate Leadership council.