Registration Open for Special Educational Innovation Opportunity:
If you are designing or redesigning a fully online course that you plan to teach in the next year or two, consider participating in a free year-long learning community to explore and implement research-based online course design and teaching best practices.
Starting fall 2017 and ending spring 2018, participants will collaborate with UW-Madison faculty, instructional staff, and instructional designers through online and face-to-face sessions focused on designing and teaching fully online courses.
Apply: To ensure consideration, please apply online by July 10, 2017 (sooner appreciated). All who apply will be notified of acceptance into the learning community along with participation details by August 2016.
Learning community participation: The learning community includes two courses: Plan & Design (Fall 2017 Semester) & Facilitation & Management (Spring 2018 Semester). Details about each course explained below.
Please Note: This program is only open to UW-Madison faculty and instructional staff who will be teaching fully online courses. Participants will be selected based on impact to UW-Madison and the goals of the instructor to develop a quality online course.
TeachOnline@UW is a faculty learning
community to share strategies and best practices
Goals of the Learning Community
Throughout the learning community, participants complete online units and activities, collaborate online, and then meet face-to-face to share best practices.
The goals of the learning community are to:
Workshops Provide Active Learning Opportunities
Participants will gain experience as an online student and share ideas and best practices as a learning community to explore more in-depth course design and teaching strategies for managing and facilitating online courses. The learning community is organized into two semester-long programs:
Fall 2017 Plan & Design Series
Topics: Online Course Design, Learning Objectives & Alignment, Assessment & Measurement, Instructional Materials, and Course Activities and Learner Interaction.
Spring 2018 Facilitation Series
Topics: Online Instructor Roles, Supporting eLearners, Communication & Participation, Online Discussions, and Course Management Strategies.
Each workshop includes independent and collaborative activities and is designed so instructors work on their own course as part of the learning. For example, participants identify enduring ideas and build a course design map to help structure their own course design. Participants also complete a journal to reflect on online teaching practices to help structure plans for facilitating their online course.
The TeachOnline@UW Learning Community is funded by Educational Innovation and the Division of Continuing Studies and developed and facilitated by a cross-campus committee with a mission to provide faculty and instructional staff with support to develop and teach online courses. Committee members include instructional staff from the College of Engineering, the Division of Continuing Studies, the Division of Information Technology Academic Technology, L&S Learning Support Services, and UW-Madison Libraries.
For more information or questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.