Strengthen online teaching and learning in your higher education context through a new workshop that helps you improve your teaching and communication skills, design engaging learning experiences, and build a supportive classroom community in virtual environments.
The Online Classroom: Strategies for Higher Ed Teaching and Learning is a new program designed to support educators in colleges and universities as they rethink and transform their practice for online and blended environments. Through research-based frameworks, actionable strategies, and a dynamic peer-learning community, this workshop provides you with the necessary knowledge and skills to advance your virtual teaching, learning, and leadership.
The Online Classroom: Strategies for Higher Ed Teaching and Learning is a four-week online workshop where you will gain a deeper understanding of how to create and facilitate engaging online learning environments at the college and university level. This workshop includes practical resources, ongoing discussions , and supportive peer-feedback. Each week, you will work iteratively on the development of a deliverable unique to your context, such as the design of an online lesson or facilitation plan. Rather than adding more work to educators’ busy schedules, this workshop provides you with the time, space, and resources necessary to complete the work you already have underway related to online and blended learning.
Weekly topics include:
- Research-based frameworks to support learning design and digital pedagogy
- Guidance on effective facilitation and best practices for developing virtual teaching presence
- Strategies for creating online learning activities and assessments
- Models for developing and sustaining a sense of community
This learning experience is asynchronous and takes place within the learning management system Canvas. Asynchronous programs do not have any live components and are designed to be self-paced. However, this program does include a suggested weekly schedule with two days per week for assignments due, in order to provide a guiding structure. Completing assignments on the recommended schedule is not mandatory, but allows participants to engage with and learn from the entire cohort, which helps to build a community of practice.
- Improve your teaching and facilitation skills for online and blended learning environments
- Explore practical strategies and pedagogies for online teaching,learning, and leading
- Learn to integrate technology more effectively in support of learning goals
- Design an online or blended learning experience tailored to your unique environment
- Practice developing a sense of community in your virtual classroom
Who Should Attend
The program is designed for higher education professionals, including:
- Educators, Administrators, and Institutional Leaders in Higher Education
- Higher Education Faculty, Professors, Instructors, Curriculum Designers, Academic Chairs, Academic Administrators, Program Directors
Registration will take place on an individual basis, and teams are welcome.