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 to interested instructors entitled Blended/Online Course Development and Design.
- 5-week Blended/Online Intensive: (Jan. 11-Feb. 10, Mon./Wed. 3-4:30)
Exploration of blended/online learning and Canvas tools, alignment of instructional objectives and technological solutions, assignments with rubrics/group/peer review options, online assessments, digital media creation, web conferencing, and lecture capture.
- 2-week Blended/Online Review: (Feb. 22-Mar. 2, Mon./Wed. 3-4:30)
For those who have already taught via blended/online format and are ready to review and enhance methods in blended/online learning; exploration of advanced techniques, quality and accessibility review, open educational resources, etc.
The goal of these 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 stipend and a certificate of completion (see syllabus for additional information and requirements). In addition, all participants will receive a book or relevant readings as well as webcams and headsets as needed.
- 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, either face-to-face or online, will be offered two days per week for the duration of each workshop.
- 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).
Application for Winter 2016 sessions will be available in mid-November 2015.