Submission Type

Hands-on Workshop

Abstract

This workshop will describe a short, online, non-credit course designed for faculty to learn about best practices relating to teaching online and to develop an understanding of the needs of online learners. Completing this course online helps faculty to learn about distance education from the perspective of the student. This 20 hour course include 3 synchronous online meetings, asynchronous discussions, and assignments that allow faculty to focus on developing particular aspects of their course: learning community, assessment and academic integrity plan, communication plan, technology plan, an individual assignment, and a collaborative assignment. Legal and regulatory requirements are also covered. Several simple technologies are utilized in the course and faculty have the option to sign up for additional technical training as needed. Faculty completing the course may be issued a certificate that they can use in documenting their professional development as well as to meet accrediting requirements.

The audience for this workshop is intended to be those who might wish to create such a course at their institution or those who are already doing something similar who have ideas and experiences to share.

Session

Workshop

Start Date

5-18-2016 10:00 AM

End Date

5-18-2016 12:00 PM

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May 18th, 10:00 AM May 18th, 12:00 PM

Designing a Distance/Hybrid Teaching Certificate Course for Faculty

This workshop will describe a short, online, non-credit course designed for faculty to learn about best practices relating to teaching online and to develop an understanding of the needs of online learners. Completing this course online helps faculty to learn about distance education from the perspective of the student. This 20 hour course include 3 synchronous online meetings, asynchronous discussions, and assignments that allow faculty to focus on developing particular aspects of their course: learning community, assessment and academic integrity plan, communication plan, technology plan, an individual assignment, and a collaborative assignment. Legal and regulatory requirements are also covered. Several simple technologies are utilized in the course and faculty have the option to sign up for additional technical training as needed. Faculty completing the course may be issued a certificate that they can use in documenting their professional development as well as to meet accrediting requirements.

The audience for this workshop is intended to be those who might wish to create such a course at their institution or those who are already doing something similar who have ideas and experiences to share.