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Humor in Distance Teaching – Join our Webinar on July 1st 2020 15:30-17:00 CEsT

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    Humor in Distance Teaching – Join our Webinar on July 1st 2020 15:30-17:00 CEsT

    Humor has a variety of positive effects: It motivates and energizes everybody, builds positive relationships, stimulates creativity and is a powerful means to deliver content.

    Nevertheless, many people regard their topics as too serious to engage with humor or are afraid of negative outcomes when using humor inappropriately. This is why integrating humor in teaching has not yet become commonplace for educators.

    However, is humor in times of crisis and distance teaching ever appropriate? Can everybody be funny or is humor a gift? What limitations have to be considered?

    In this webinar:

    • A team from WU Vienna will share first hand experiences from an award-winning course, in which students develop scripts inspired by late-night comedy (such as John Oliver's Last Week Tonight)
    • Two esteemed colleagues from the United States, Lisa Stickney and Jim Lemoine, will provide insights into how they effectively incorporate humor into their teaching strategies (based on a workshop held in summer 2019 at the Academy of Management's Annual Meeting in Boston).
    • An improv theatre actress and a radio journalist will show you how to develop the right mind-set and how you can help students to become more creative.

    Join our second webinar on July 1st 2020 and learn how you can effectively incorporate humor into distance teaching. A team of professionals from academia, radio and improv theatre will share experiences on

    • The dos and don'ts of humor in your classroom
    • How to integrate humor in your course design
    • Challenges of humor in virtual course settings

    Register here and keep in the loop or contact barbara.hofleitner@wu.ac.at

    More information can be found in the attached PDF.



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    Florian Findler
    WU Vienna

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