Online Teaching Workshops
Two new workshops are being offered free to UW-Madison instructors who will be developing and teaching online courses. Since space is limited, preference will be given to those who have received Online Summer Course Development or Educational Innovation funds and those who will be teaching an online course in the 2014-2015 academic year and participation is recommended by the department chair or dean.
- TeachOnline@UW: Getting Started
- New to developing a fully online course? Get a jump-start to designing your online course during this summer 2014 workshop.
- Participate in several modules online and then attend a one-day workshop on campus.
- TeachOnline@UW: Facilitation
- Collaborate with other UW-Madison faculty and instructional staff to experience learning online while exploring best practices and technologies for teaching online.
- Participate in a completely online workshop. The initial offering is planned for the 2015 winter break. If there is enough interest, a fall 2014 session may be offered.
Registration: You can sign up for one or both of these interactive workshops. Please register online by March 31, 2014.
These workshops are offered 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 Division of Continuing Studies, the Division of Information Technology Academic Technology, L&S Learning Support Services, and UW-Madison Libraries.
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(online modules + one-day workshop)
New to developing a fully online course? Get a jump start on your online course design during this summer 2014 workshop that will take place both online and during a day-long orientation. Participants will experience and explore research-based instructional approaches, explore online course design best practices, and also begin building an online course plan.
Time Commitment and Description
Online Modules: Approximately 7 hours
Experience being an online “student” during brief online, asynchronous modules that can be completed anytime over a two-week period before the day-long, face-to-face workshop. Participants will:
- Explore how an online course can transform teaching and learning.
- Experience a variety of online course activities and instructional approaches.
- Identify enduring ideas, skills, or abilities that students will remember five years or more after the course.
Face-to-Face Workshop: 7 hours
Share and consider best practices for online course design and development with experienced online instructors and campus experts. Participants will:
- Orient to the online development process and support resources that are available.
- Begin drafting a one-week instructional plan using evidence and research-based best practices.
- Imagine potential educational technologies to foster active learning.
- Consider principles to address accessibility and copyright issues.
Total time commitment: Approximately 14 hours
- Please register by March 31, 2014.
- This workshop series will take place over the summer 2014 term. Dates will be determined based on participants’ availability.
- All who register will be notified of acceptance into the workshop along with the session dates no later than April 30, 2014.
(fully online workshop)
Collaborate with other UW-Madison faculty and staff to experience learning online while exploring best practices and technologies for teaching online. Participants can select activities to meet their specific teaching needs, including:
- 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.
- Start to create a syllabus tailored for an online course.
Time Commitment and Description:
Online Modules: Approximately 10 hours
The workshop series consists of brief online, asynchronous modules that will be facilitated and collaborative during a two-week period. The specific activities participants choose, however, can be completed any time before teaching an online course. The time commitment is dependent on the content and activities selected by the participants based on teaching needs and interests.
- Please register by March 31, 2014.
- The collaborative and cohort-based sessions of the fully online workshop can be taken anytime during the 2015 winter break (January 1-18).
- Additional sessions, including before 2015 winter break, may be offered based upon requests (please make requests in the registration survey).
- It is recommended to take this workshop at least two months before teaching an online course.