Taking It To the Streets: Experiential Learning in Online Courses

Monday, January 27, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM


Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511


You’ve probably heard about the benefits of experiential learning for students – how it increases student satisfaction and success, and helps them put complex concepts in a real-world context and deepens understanding. You may also be aware that UofSC promotes experiential learning opportunities through engagement in community service, peer leadership, research, study abroad, and professional engagement such as internships. But how might that translate into an online course?

This special workshop explores how faculty can incorporate meaningful experiential learning activities into online courses to provide rich learning opportunities for students. Whether you’re new to online learning or a seasoned pro, join us as we share ideas and best practices in making the most of online learning!


This workshop counts as an elective toward the Integrative and Experiential Learning certificate.


** Registration Procedures Update **

In order for attendees to personally track their current registrations and attendance at certificate of completion workshops and events, the Center for Teaching Excellence is now requiring that all registrants create an account in our registration system and login to register for all workshops.


If you have an existing training account with the Division of Human Resources, Office of Organizational and Professional Development, you do not need to create an account. You can login using your HR training username and password. By logging in to register for CTE events, your complete training record for both CTE and HR trainings will be available with a single account and login.


Karen Edwards
Senior Instructor
Department of Retailing

Karen Edwards is a senior instructor in the Department of Retailing, where she teaches retail- and law-related courses in both online and face-to-face formats. Edwards is certified by Quality Matters to review and assess the quality of online courses offered by higher education institutions. She is a frequent presenter and past Associate Director for Distributed Learning Pedagogy at USC's Center for Teaching Excellence. Edwards is a faculty mentor for the Center for Teaching Excellence, and presently chairs InDev.

Reenea Harrison
Clinical Instructor/Internship Director
Department of Retailing

Reenea Harrison is clinical instructor and internship director for the Department of Retailing in the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management (HRSM) at the University of South Carolina. Prior to her current position, Harrison was an academic advisor/student services manager for the College of HRSM Office of Student Services. Previously, although she worked in other professions, she also served as director of academic affairs and adjunct instructor for the University of South Carolina Honors College, director of guidance at Cardinal Newman School in Columbia, adjunct instructor at Midlands Technical College in Columbia, and learning manager and adjunct instructor for Central Carolina Technical College (formerly Sumter Area Technical College) in Sumter, S.C. Her research interests include career development, retail and fashion management careers, environmental consumerism, and professional communications.