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April 11, 2019

OLC Institute Update – Featured Workshops

Note these up-coming workshops.

New to teaching online?  Let us help you take it to the next level!

Spring 2019 Featured Workshops

New to Online, Essentials
Part I: Getting Started

April 22 – April 28, 2019
Learn about online teaching by becoming an online student.  Identify and discuss the differences between online and face-to-face courses.  Learn the basics of teaching online:

  • Effective online teaching
  • Course design
  • Teaching presence
  • Workload and time management
  • Student readiness and expectations

Introduction to Learner Experience (LX) Design Methods, Part III: Prototyping

April 22 – April 28, 2019
In the third workshop from this series, you will learn what a prototype is, basic methods for prototyping a course design, and methods for getting learner feedback regarding usability, accessibility, as well as opportunities for iteration on your course design prototype.

Strategies for Evaluating Online Faculty

May 06 – May 12, 2019The shift from face-to-face teaching to blended and online teaching formats requires a different set of criteria and methods for evaluating faculty effectiveness.  In this workshop, you will learn about different theories, strategies, and models for evaluation with a focus on evidence-based methods for evaluations.

Introduction to Audio & Video Tools

May 06 – May 12, 2019

Increase engagement and improve learning outcomes by incorporating audio and video into your courses and programs.

Takeaways:

  • Audio and video tools you can use in your online courses
  • An evaluation checklist for audio and video tools
  • A resource site with strategies and tips for creating and incorporating audio and video content
  • An original audio or video content piece for your course

Designing a Flipped Classroom

May 13 – May 19, 2019Moving passive learning experiences outside the classroom and allocating more in-class time for interactive learning activities is one of the most popular methods for teaching online.

  • Explore and discuss the benefits and challenges of the flipped classroom model
  • Create and design a flipped learning plan for your particular course

Developing Your Digital Presence & Taking Control of Your Online Identity

May 13 – May 19, 2019
Teaching online doesn’t simply mean doing the work.  It means you have an online identity, shared resources, or published research.  How do you integrate all these facets of your digital “identity?”

Higher education professionals are using digital forums to find ways to support, learn, discuss, and contribute to a thriving network of colleagues. In this workshop, we will explore methods for crafting an active online identity that effectively showcases the work you do.

APRIL WORKSHOPS

Designing Courses with a Multimodal Approach
Data Stories: An Introduction to Data Visualization
Professional Foundations: Collaborating, Researching, and Networking – ID3
Curating and Evaluating Resources for Faculty – ID2
Introduction to Screencasting Tools
Exploring Competency-Based Education
New to Online, Essentials Part I: Getting Started
Fundamentals: Giving Effective Feedback
Fundamentals: ADA & Web Accessibility
Introduction to Learner Experience (LX) Design Methods, Part III: Prototyping
Managing Faculty Workload

TEACHING CERTIFICATES

Online Teaching Certificate
Advanced Online Teaching Certificate
Instructional Designer Certificate Program

MAY WORKSHOPS

Designing Gamified Learning Environments
Strategies for Evaluating Online Faculty
Introduction to Audio & Video Tools
Designing a Flipped Classroom
Essentials of the OLC Quality Course Teaching and Instructional Practice (QCTIP) Scorecard
Designing with Accessibility in Mind
Strategies to Implement Augmented & Virtual Reality in Education
New to Online, Essentials Part I: Getting Started
Developing Your Digital Presence & Taking Control of Your Online Identity
Strategies for Supporting Online Faculty

MASTERY SERIES

Instructional Design
Social Media for Online Education
Online Science Labs

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