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Foundational Strategies for Effective Online Teaching      12:00 - 00:00   Tuesday     05/27/2014


Date: 05/27/2014 Day: TuesdayTime: 12:00 - 00:00 Delivery Mode: Web; Category: Teaching and Learning
Presenter:
CLT Host: Christy Low
Location: Online, 6 wks Status: 14 of 30 slots available
Description:

This six-week Web-based workshop introduces faculty to a number of strategies foundational to effective online teaching. Based on the assumption that online teaching dynamics require different competencies and facilitation skills than those required in face-to-face teaching, this session will guide participants through the steps of planning, organizing, and facilitating online courses. Using the best practices from the field, attendees will find themselves actively engaged in using a systematic approach to the planning, organizing, facilitating, and evaluating of online courses. More specifically, the workshop will focus on:

  1. Planning online courses:
    • designing a learner-centered syllabus
    • organizing course content and layout
    • evaluating course effectiveness
  2. Preparing the learning environment:
    • understanding students’ and instructors’ roles and responsibilities
    • getting to know the students
    • empowering students to successfully manage their online learning experience
    • creating an online learning community
  3. Establishing, communicating, and managing student expectations
  4. Identifying effective strategies to reduce faculty workload
  5. Monitoring and managing student performance
  6. Engaging students using:
    • effective communication
    • interaction (student/faculty, student/content & student/student)
    • collaboration
    • timely feedback
  7. Evaluating course effectiveness:
    • analyzing feedback
    • establishing quality assurance processes
    • revising and maintaining the course
  8. Understanding online teaching and learning dynamics (misconceptions, pitfalls, myths)

This session begins Tuesday, May 27, and ends Thursday, July 10.

Objectives:

The overall goal of this workshop is to provide opportunities for participants to explore and discuss online teaching strategies for best practices in delivering, interacting, engaging, facilitating, and collaborating with students while providing content in an asynchronous or synchronous environment. At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will:

  • Recognize online teaching and learning dynamics (misperceptions, pitfalls, myths)
  • Plan online courses:
    • designing a learner-centered syllabus
    • organizing course content and layout
    • evaluating course effectiveness

Prepare the learning environment by: 

  • understanding students’ and instructors’ roles and responsibilities
  • getting to know the students
  • empowering students to successfully manage their online learning experiences
  • creating an online learning community
  • Establish, communicate, and manage student expectations
  • Identify effective strategies to reduce faculty workload
  • Monitor and manage student performance
  • Engage students using:
    • effective communication
    • interaction (student/faculty, student/content, and student/student)
    • collaboration
    • timely feedback

Evaluate course effectiveness:

  • analyzing feedback, establishing quality assurance processes, revising and maintaining the course
Outcomes:

Online teaching dynamics require different competencies and facilitation skills than those required in face-to-face teaching, this online workshop will guide participants through the steps of planning, organizing, and facilitating online courses. Using the best practices from the field, attendees will find themselves actively engaged in using a systematic approach when planning, organizing, facilitating, and evaluating online courses.







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