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 3-week intensive workshops to interested instructors entitled Blended/Online Course Development and Design.
- Level 1: (starts mid January)
Introduction to blended/online learning and Canvas tools, alignment of instructional objectives and technological solutions, using and developing discussion boards, online assignment submissions, online assessments, and lecture capture.
- Level 2: (starts mid February)
Exploration of advanced concepts in blended/online learning and Canvas tools, quality and accessibility review, digital media creation, open educational resources, wiki, peer review, online assessments, rubrics, and web conferencing.
The goal of these three-week blended-format workshops 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 them the ability to create blended/online materials and/or courses on their own.
- Each successful participant will receive a $400 stipend (per level) and a certificate of completion (see syllabus for additional information and requirements). In addition, all participants will receive a headset or webcam and a book 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 approximately 6 hours per week on workshop-related meetings, activities, and homework. Workshop-related meetings will be offered two days per week for three weeks.
- We will be using the Canvas learning management environment both for workshop delivery and for participants to have a practice “sandbox” course.
- Applicants must be instructors at WWU.
- Applicants preparing to teach an online or blended delivery course within the next academic year 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 during the 3-week workshop(s) (during Winter Quarter). Synchronous session dates and times to be announced.
Application will be available in mid-November 2014.