Plan & Design (2018)

Join other instructors who are or will be teaching online to explore various techniques, strategies, and practice to help you design a quality 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 plan for a complete module and develop activities and assessments for their own courses.

Program goals include:

  • Apply principles of instructional design and research-based quality standards to design/redesign online courses.
  • Experience and reflect on pedagogical and technological best practices to develop course content, and increase communication, collaboration, and active learning.
  • Draft a high-level plan for one online module that aligns objectives, assessments, instructional materials, and learning activities.
  • Plan online instructional activities and assessments that foster critical thinking and student collaboration.
  • 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: Course Planning
Module 2: Objectives
Module 3: Assessment
Module 4: Instructional Materials
Module 5: Activities & Interactions
Module 6: Wrap-up and Lessons Learned

Time Commitment:  Participants spend three to four hours per online module for a total of six modules (total of approximately 20-24  hours over 11 weeks) and then we meet for 1.5 hours face-to-face or via a one hour webinar

Fall 2018  semester dates will be determined based on when the majority who register are available.

If you want to participate, please complete this survey.

Note: You will be sent a survey asking your availability for either in-person or webinar dates. The majority of the content is provided in an online Canvas course.