With support from the Office of the Provost, representatives from the Center for Instructional Innovation & Assessment (CIIA), Academic Technology & User Services (ATUS), and Extended Education (EE) conduct these award-winning, intensive workshops during the winter term to interested instructors entitled Blended/Online Course Development and Design.
- 5-week Blended/Online Course Development and Design
January 16th to February 15th, 2018
This 5-week intensive workshop is designed for faculty who are interested in teaching (or will be teaching) blended or online courses. Individuals of all experience levels are welcome. Participants will experience and learn about blended/online learning, instructional design strategies, Canvas tools and techniques, and other web-based tools to support the teaching and learning process. Participants who successfully complete this workshop will receive a $500 stipend.
- 2-week Blended/Online Course Revision and Redesign
February 27th to March 8th, 2018
This 2-week short workshop is designed for faculty who have taught blended/online courses, who have participated in a prior Blended/Online Course Development and Design workshop, or who are in a position of evaluating and working with faculty who teach blended or online courses. Participants will experience blended/online learning while reviewing instructional design and strategies and methods and tools for reviewing and revising courses. Participants who successfully complete this workshop will receive a $200 stipend.
The goal of this workshop is to take the participants through the planning, design, and implementation process of creating a blended or online course; provide an opportunity to experience a “blended format” course; and give instructors the opportunity to create blended/online materials and/or courses on their own.
- Each successful participant will receive a stipend (see workshops for amount) and a certificate of completion (see syllabus for additional information and requirements). In addition, all participants will receive additional workshop materials on the first day of the workshop.
- This workshop is limited to WWU instructors, with priority given (but not limited) to those planning to teach blended/hybrid/online courses.
- Participants may expect to spend at least 5 hours per week on workshop-related meetings, activities, and homework. Workshop-related meetings will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3-4:30 PM.
- We will be using the Canvas learning management environment both for workshop delivery and for participants to have a practice “sandbox” course.
Deadline: Please complete the following form and submit by December 4th, 2017 (Priority Deadline).
- Applicants must be current instructors at WWU.
- Applicants preparing to teach an online or blended delivery course within the next academic year at WWU will be given first priority.
Course need not be identified as such in the registration system to qualify.
- Applicants must be available for two sessions per week for the duration of the workshop (Winter Quarter). Synchronous sessions will be held on Tues/Thurs from 3-4:30 PM.
- Former participants may re-apply every third year (e.g., 2015 participants can re-apply in 2018). All past participants may apply for the "revisions" workshop with no limit.