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Upcoming Presentation: Providing Flexible, Practical, and Transformative Online Faculty Development

posted Apr 4, 2016, 12:59 PM by Nicole Mcintosh   [ updated Apr 4, 2016, 1:08 PM ]

Read about our upcoming presentation in the Online Learning Consortium article "Providing Flexible, Practical, and Transformative Online Faculty Development."

Brief Abstract: "Learn how varying flexible faculty development approaches were leveraged and combined into one web portal to help instructors plan and teach quality online courses."

UW-Madison is growing its online course offerings and needs to provide online faculty development to larger numbers of instructors who all cannot participate in the full-year learning community due to lack of time or timing of their course offerings. Many of these instructors need just in time resources and training to fit in their busy schedules and prepare to design and teach online courses within a short period of time.

To meet this need, UW-Madison developed a web portal to provide one place that instructors and those who support instructors can go to for course design and teaching strategies and resources. The web portal was designed to provide these resources in ways to meet the needs of faculty based on their time availability, needs, and interests. To utilize the high-quality content that was already developed for the TeachOnline@UW learning community workshops, the units from the three courses were chunked and repackaged.