This is a 5-week (mostly) asynchronous course, with only two synchronous sessions built in. At the beginning of the course, you will be invited to a virtual meet and greet and at the end you will have a chance to showcase your work. By the end of this short course, you will have developed a template for an online teaching module which will include clearly defined learning outcomes that are aligned with active learning experiences and assessment strategies that demonstrate student learning.
Short course outline:
Topics covered will include:
- An overview of online learning including benefits and challenges for instructors and students
- The importance of community in online environments
- Best practices in facilitating online discussions
- Articulating course expectations using the syllabus and rubrics
- Handling communication with students in a virtual classroom
- Basic information on the technical side of teaching using Canvas
Participants will be required to:
- Actively participate by posting to the discussion boards on the assigned topics on a weekly basis
- Complete readings and watch included videos to enable them to make thoughtful posts and provide constructive feedback on the discussion boards
- Participate in one scheduled class meeting using the online communication tool Zoom
Certificate in University Teaching and Learning Connections:
- 1.3.1 -I use strategies to encourage and foster open and healthy dialogue among my students
- 2.1.1 -I articulate the type and difficulty of learning given the students in my context
- 2.1.3 -I select active and engaging instructional strategies aligned to an outcome and intended assessment
- 3.1.2 -I design formative and summative tools (rubrics, checklists, rating scales, etc.) that make learning outcomes and success criteria manageable and explicit
Textbook: We will be using an open textbook for this class, which you may view free of charge by following this link: bit.ly/ITOtext.
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