Led by Belle Gironda and Mitchell KaseAn intensive, 5 day exploration into the development of a blended or online course. The first hour will be used to present information and facilitate an open discussion; the second hour will be devoted to hands-on activities.
Day 1: It’s All About the Teaching & Learning Styles
January 13, 10am-Noon (2 hrs)
In this workshop, we’ll focus on teaching styles and reflect on the needs of your students. Who are your students and what do they need in order to be successful? What are your strengths as a teacher and what role do you play in ensuring your students have the resources and support they need for a successful experience? Together we’ll work through these questions and look at some sample courses.
Day 2: Developing a Road Map for your Course
January 14, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (2 hrs)
This workshop will cover developing a well-defined roadmap for your course. Using the Backwards Design model, we’ll map out a plan for the semester, including course topics for each week, course materials, assignments, and activities. We’ll also write SMART learning objectives for each week/module in the course and discuss how to align content to the learning outcomes.
Day 3: Designing Activities & Assignments
January 19, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (2 hrs)
Working backwards from your learning objectives, we’ll develop creative, effective assignments that engage your students with a variety of stimulating course materials and also involve them in interaction with each other. Assessment tools, strategies, rubrics (making students’ learning visible) will be shared.
Day 4: Building Modules in Moodle
January 20, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (2 hrs)
This session will build on the previous topics and provide you with an opportunity to develop modules. A few course templates will be provided and together we’ll discuss their physical structure and how to make the path through each module clear and easy to follow. We’ll also show you how you can increase the visual appeal of your course by taking advantage of some of the new features in the Moodle.
Day 5: Facilitation Strategies & Sharing
January 21, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (2 hrs)
In this workshop, we’ll discuss best practices for facilitating your blended or online course. We’ll focus on communication, instructor presence, managing your workload, providing feedback and pacing yourself and your students. We’ll also use this session to share completed course work that has been developed over the past week.