Facilitation & Management (Spring & Fall 2018)

Join other instructors who are or will be teaching online to explore various techniques, strategies, and practice that will help you identify and hone your plan for connecting with students and managing your live online course.

The course includes independent and collaborative activities offered through an online Canvas course in addition to synchronous face-to-face or webinar meetings. The course is designed so instructors work on their own course as part of the learning. For example, participants complete a journal to reflect on online teaching practices to help structure plans for facilitating their online course. And participants also develop activities and important documents for their own courses.

Program goals include:

  • Experience and reflect on pedagogical and technological best practices.

  • Develop a facilitation plan to manage course workload.

  • Plan strategies for effective student communication and engagement.

  • Create a checklist of essential preparation tasks prior to teaching an online course.

  • Develop engaging online discussions and facilitate student participation.

  • Share ideas and strategies with a community of peers who have a common goal to develop quality online courses.

This learning community  features the following online course modules:

Module 1: Online Instructor Roles
Module 2: Supporting eLearners
Module 3: Communication & Participation
Module 4: Online Discussions
Module 5: Course Management Strategies
Module 6: Wrap-up and Lessons Learned

Time Commitment:  Participants spend two to three hours per online module for a total of six modules (total of approximately  15 hours over 11 weeks) and then we meet for 1.5 hours face-to-face or via a one hour webinar

Spring 2018 details/(Fall 2018 dates will be determined based on participant availability)

If you  plan to participate in spring 2018, please complete this survey:  https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_899n8pxH8002fB3

Meeting Schedule: The majority of the content is provided in an online Canvas course that will open Monday, January 29.  On that date, participants will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to access the online course.Participants chose either the face-to-face or webinar days/times which best fits their schedule:

Face-to-Face (the following Wednesdays)

12:30 to 2:00 p.m. (lunch  provided, location TBD)

Webinar (the following Thursdays)

10 to 11 a.m. (via Blackboard Ultra)

February 7

February 8

February 21

February 22

March 7

March 8

March 21

March 22

April 11

April 12

May 9 (All to attend the culmination celebration)