Contributor Recognition

Following are those who deserve thanks for making the "Getting Started" Workshop series a success:

The Online Faculty Development Committee Core Team


This workshop series was planned, developed, and facilitated by the very dedicated online faculty development team who volunteer their time to plan learning community activities. They are:

Karen Skibba, Project Lead, Division of Continuing Studies (DCS)
Kari Jordahl, Division of Information Technology (DoIT) Academic Technology (AT)
Jonathan Klein, L&S Learning Support Services
Greg Konop, Division of Information Technology (DoIT) Academic Technology (AT)
Sarah McDaniel, UW-Madison Libraries
Mark Millard, College of Engineering, Engineering Professional Development (EPD)
Kevin Thompson
, Division of Information Technology (DoIT) Academic Technology (AT)

Committee advisers include Sarah Barber (DCS), Steve Boldt (DCS), Katy Duren (DCS), Timmo Dugdale (DoIT AT), and Les Howles (DCS).

TeachOnline@UW: Getting Started Online Course Development Team

This team developed a high-quality online course experience that showcased Quality Matters standards, various technologies, and research-based content that was practical and encouraged new ways of thinking about course design and teaching with engaging discussions and activities that helped the participants start their course design (summarized from what the participants said in unit evaluation surveys).

Very talented online course developers and engaged facilitators (names listed below) made the online segment of the Getting Started series a success. It is interesting to note that the online course facilitators responded to almost 400 discussion posts and provided feedback on 85 online activities from three assignments that required significant time and reflection between May 21 and June 3.

They are:

Phil Curran, DoIT AT
Kari Jordhal, DoIT AT
Greg Konop, DoIT AT
Karen Skibba, DCS
Kevin Thompson, DoIT AT
Lisa Yager, DCS


The online course facilitators were: Kari Jordahl, Jonathan Klein, Mark Millard, Phil Curran, and Karen Skibba.

The June 4 “Getting Started” Presenters


The presenters provided important strategies and ideas plus engaging activities to help the participants start their course design and share ideas with each other. The presenters were:

Jeff Russell (pictured to the left), DCS
Sarah Barber, DCS

Jonathan Klein, L&S Learning Support Services

Greg Konop, DoIT AT
Sarah McDaniel, UW-Madison Libraries

Mark Millard, EPD

Carrie Nelson, UW-Madison Libraries

Mark Neufeld, DoIT AT

Theresa Pesavento, L&S Learning Support Services

Karen Skibba, DCS

Faculty Panelists

The faculty panelists were very informative and engaging. They provided practical advice and strategies and the participants commented that they felt more comfortable developing and teaching an online course after their presentations. The panelists were:

Chris Dakes, Wisconsin School of Business
Jamie Henke, DCS and School of Music
Bob Wardrop, Department of Statistics


Table facilitators who helped the participants engage in the activities and discussions:

Phil Curran, DoIT AT
Katy Duren, DCS
Kari Jordahl, DoIT AT
Lisa Linfield, EPD
Mark Neufeld, DoIT AT
Catherine Stephens, School of Education
Sheila Stoeckel, UW-Madison Libraries
Kevin Thompson, DoIT AT
Mary Thompson, DCS


Technology Table Talk presenters who explained various technologies to utilize and answered
many questions:

Rachel Bain, College of Letters and Science
Kristy Bergeron, DoIT AT
Blaire Bundy, DoIT AT
Phil Curran, DoIT AT
Jonathan Klein, L&S Learning Support Service
Mark Millard, EPD
Carrie Nelson, UW-Madison Libraries
David Macasaet, L&S Learning Support Service
John Thomson, DoIT AT


Registration and workshop assistance: Lisa Yager (DCS) and Alexandra Stark (Libraries). Lisa was also extremely helpful developing workshop materials including binders with materials the participants noted as very helpful that they will refer to as they design their online courses.

Others who contributed:
  • Lika Balenovich,Academic Affairs, helped promote the learning community.
  • Delores Sirek, DCS, assisted with the learning community publicity web site.
  • Bill Tishler, DCS, recorded faculty best practice interviews to showcase in the course.

Many contributed to make the “Getting Started” series a success! Thank you to all!