Fall 2017: Learn to teach online

August 11, 2017

Are you getting ready to teach online for the first time?
Do you want to improve your online course?
Do you want to utilize more online resources in your face-to-face class?
Do you want to streamline course management via online tools?

If you answer, “yes,” to any of these questions, check out Designing and Teaching an Online Course – 78565 – TECH A490 – 803 in UAOnline. Community and Technical College is offering this 3-credit, 400-level course on designing, developing, and delivering an online course.  The course will, of course, be taught online — with Collaborate meetings every other Wednesday night.

Coursework will be geared toward learning and applying good online instructional practices. Participants will use a variety of tools in Blackboard and will revise or develop several modules for their course.

The course will run fall semester from Aug. 28-Dec. 13.

All participants must have a course to work on. You can obtain a Blackboard dev shell for your course if necessary.

Register for Tech 490 in UAOnline and use your tuition waiver — pay only the university fees.

CTC Instructional Designer Lee Henrikson developed the course for UAA CTC faculty (including adjunct faculty), however all UA faculty are welcome.  The course will be taught by Lee Henrikson from CTC and Debbi Canavan fro Kodiak College.

Course Description
Provides practical and theoretical advice and support for the design, development, and delivery of an accessible online course. Models current best practices, facilitates online peer sharing, and demonstrates tools and strategies available in Blackboard. All required work relates to an online course that the class member is developing or revising.

Instructional goals

The instructor will:
1.     Demonstrate  and discuss current best practices in online course design.
2.     Model and discuss effective online teaching strategies.
3.     Introduce a variety of asynchronous and synchronous online tools.
4.     Model and explain current requirements for accessible course design.

Student learning outcomes

  • The student will:
  • Demonstrate current best practices in online education.
  • Select from a variety of tools to design active learning experiences that are appropriate for their content area in the online environment.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in communication, teaching, and assessment tools in Blackboard.
  • Align unit objectives, assessments, and learning activities with the course learning outcomes.
  • Design a variety of assessments appropriate for the online environment.
  • Write an effective student-centered syllabus.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of effectively managing online courses.
  • Demonstrate  knowledge of creating accessible courses.
  • Use the online teaching experience to reflect on their practice and the changing roles of instructor and student in the 21st century.
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