Designed as a professional development Institute delivered entirely online, the Online Teaching Institute is a mostly asynchronous opportunity in which participants work together with support on the design of an online course. Throughout the Institute, faculty designing an online course for the first time will have the opportunity to devise, create, and reflect on the different components of an online course. At the same time, faculty with more online teaching experience may work through the modules to further reflect on their existing online courses.
By the end of this Institute, faculty will be able to:
- Build and support a community of inquiry in an online course
- Anticipate ways to efficiently manage student and instructor workload
- Articulate learner-centered outcomes and objectives for an online course
- Design effective online assessments aligned with course objectives
- Plan, organize, and create at least one online lesson plan on Moodle
- Identify which learning technology approach best fit course’s learning objectives
Following a virtual kick-off meeting, and for four days, faculty will work through the Institute’s modules on their own time while participating as desired in collaborative online discussions to support their work. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with LITS consultants to support hands-on development of their online course. On the last day of the Institute, participants will meet up virtually to share experiences, impressions, and next steps with their colleagues and to celebrate the course development work they've completed.
Collaborative online discussions and sessions include the following topics:
- Accessibility and Assistive Technology
- Building Community Online
- Incorporating the library into your online or hybrid course
- Moodle: From Zero to Hero
- Online Language Teaching
- Panopto Q&A
- Zoom: From Zero to Hero
Faculty will need approximately 8 hours over the course of the Institute to successfully complete the modules that support hands-on development of online course components.
The Online Teaching Institute team is composed of Chris Boyland, Tamarah Moss, Maria Ocando Finol, Alex Pfundt, and Gina Siesing. All members of the team bring significant experience designing online learning experiences.
Registration for the Online Teaching Institute closed on May 31, 2020. However, if you are interested in participating in one of the upcoming July 2020 Institutes, please contact our project coordinator, Maria Ocando Finol at email@example.com to inquire about available spots. The last Institute will take place July 13–16, 2020.