Online Teaching Book Club: Small Teaching Online

The Online Teaching Book Club is the Delphi Center’s new informal gathering designed for educators who want to explore how to make online teaching and learning even more effective. This cross-disciplinary group will examine and discuss findings derived from online education focused readings. Whether you are a seasoned online course expert, or just beginning your journey into online education, the Online Teaching Book Club is open to all UofL educators who are looking to join colleagues in a supportive environment to exchange insights, experiences and ideas.

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A free copy of the book will be provided to the first person to register for this event.

Thrive Online Book Club

Spring 2024 Semester

During the spring semester, we will be discussing Small Teaching Online by Flower Darby with James M. Lang. This book explores the unique challenges of online instruction and shares the small teaching strategies that have proven to have a powerful effect on online classroom engagement and learning.

We invite our participants to purchase the Small Teaching Online book, though please note that it is optional. Your participation in discussion and camaraderie are important to us so you are welcome to attend these sessions if you prefer not to purchase the book. We’ll begin each meeting with very brief summary of the reading and then quickly move into conversation.

Meeting Dates

Participants will meet through Microsoft Teams three times over the spring semester. There is no requirement to attend each session. There’s always room for new voices in our group. Participants are encouraged to invite a friend to join a session, even if they haven’t had the opportunity to read the book.

  • Friday, February 16, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, March 8, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 5, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


These sessions will be led by:

  • Kelvin Thompson, Vice Provost for Online Strategy and Teaching Innovation
  • Robin Zahrndt, Senior Manager, Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning


Contact Robin Zahrndt at or 502-852-8504.

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