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New Educational Innovation Opportunity

Learning Community for Course Design and Teaching

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If you are designing or redesigning a fully online course that you plan to teach in the next year or two, consider participating in a year-long learning community to explore and implement research-based online course design and teaching best practices.

Starting summer 2014 and ending spring 2015, participants will collaborate with UW-Madison faculty, instructional staff, instructional designers, and learning technologists through online and face-to-face sessions focused on designing and teaching fully online courses.

Learning community participants will:

  • Gain pedagogical and technological best practices for designing and teaching fully online courses.
  • Experience and explore a variety of online design and teaching strategies and tools in the role of an online “student.”
  • Draft a high-level map for online modules that aligns learning objectives, assessments, instructional materials, and learning activities.
  • Plan online instructional activities and assessments that foster critical thinking and student collaboration.
  • Share ideas and strategies with a community of peers who have a common goal to provide quality online teaching and learning.

Participants are expected to participate fully in online and in-person sessions and activities offered during summer 2014, fall 2014, and spring 2015. After completion of these activities, participants will receive a certificate of completion and a stipend of up to $4,000 intended for professional development funds paid at the conclusion of the learning community in spring 2015.

It is recommended that participants consult with an instructional designer, technologist, or colleague with online teaching experience while implementing course plans and activities developed as part of the learning community.

Registration: To ensure consideration, please apply online by April 14, 2014. Since space is limited, preference will be given to those who have received Online Summer Course Development or Educational Innovation Funds to teach fully online courses and where participation is recommended by the department chair or dean. All who apply will be notified of acceptance into the learning community along with participation details by April 30, 2014.

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Sponsorship: The TeachOnline@UW Learning Community is funded by an Educational Innovation grant and developed and facilitated by a cross-campus committee with a mission to provide faculty and instructional staff with support to develop and teach online courses. Committee members include instructional staff from the College of Engineering, the Division of Continuing Studies, the Division of Information Technology Academic Technology, L&S Learning Support Services, and UW-Madison Libraries.

For more information or questions, please e-mail TeachOnline@UW Registration.