Faculty Development Calendar

 

Online Learning Consortium

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2015 - 2016 Online Workshop Schedule

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 Aug 26 - Aug 28

Exploring Open Educational Resources  

Open educational resources (OER) is a term that was first adopted by UNESCO to describe “digitized materials offered freely and openly for educators, students and self-learners to use and re-use for teaching, learning and research.” In this workshop you will learn how to locate high-quality, free content that can be used in online teaching and learning. This workshop will also cover a variety of OER issues including quality assurance, licensing, and use.

8/25/15 at noon
Aug 28 - Sept 4

Strategies for Supporting Online Faculty  

Adjunct and non-tenured faculty play a pivotal role in the success of online programs. Whether they are industry specialists, retired academics, freelancers or scholars, an institutions’ ability to effectively orient and engage part-time faculty in the institutional culture is even more important online. In this workshop, you will explore strategies for providing effective support for these faculty, including training, faculty development, and recognition for quality work. You will learn how to develop effective faculty support strategies for their own programs and institutions.

8/27/15 at noon
Aug 28 - Sept 4

New to Online: The Essentials

An essential component of successful online teaching is experiencing online learning for yourself.  This workshop will provide you with an important online learning experience as you explore the basics of online teaching and learning. You will learn the critical differences between online and face-to-face courses, including faculty and student expectations, role adjustments, and course design and evaluation. Your explorations will include research-based readings, presentations and discussions with other new online teachers and will be supported by sample documents such as online syllabus, discussion rubric etc. There will also be an hour-long optional (recorded) live session where you will get a chance to meet your facilitator to discuss important topics related to online teaching and ask your questions.

8/27/15 at noon
Aug 28 - Sept 4

Fundamentals: Giving Effective Feedback

According to research, feedback on learning is a key factor for improving the learning outcomes and student satisfaction.  While giving effective feedback can help drive your students towards success in your course and help them to better understand the material, it can also take a lot of time. In this workshop, you will identify different feedback strategies along with effective methods for providing feedback to your students efficiently. Many of the practices explored in this workshop can also help increase student engagement in the class and help with faculty satisfaction and workload management.

 8/27/15 at noon
Aug 28 - Sept 4

Introduction to Mobile Apps & Tablets 

Combined with educational apps, tablets have become powerful educational tools. Based on recent surveys, mobile apps are the fastest growing dimension of the mobile space in higher education right now, with impacts on virtually every aspect of informal life, and increasingly, every discipline in the university. So, how can this popular technology be used to benefit both students and instructors? What are the implications and limitations that need to be considered regarding course access, design, delivery and assessment? In this workshop, you will explore these benefits and challenges to determine ways to effectively integrate mobile apps and tablets into your own courses.

 8/27/15 at noon
Aug 28 - Sept 4

Fundamentals: Supporting New Online Learners 

Students who are new to the online environment can face many challenges as they enter the digital learning space. In this workshop, you will explore strategies for developing a coherent and structured environment to help your new online students achieve success and satisfaction. You will review research and established standards to identify and explore best practices and strategies to support online learners. You will construct a student support plan that integrates those strategies within the constraints of your own institution.

 8/27/15 at noon