Instructional Skills Workshop Online (ISWO) - (4-week online course)
Please note, this is a four-week course, running from Aug. 5-29
Designed to help new and experienced instructors achieve success in facilitating learning in an online environment, this course offers key online learning concepts and principles providing many opportunities to develop online facilitation skills, time to network, and share ideas with other new and experienced online facilitators. "Mini-sessions" (short online discussions) give participants an opportunity to practice techniques and receive feedback geared to growth and improvement. Set aside a minimum six to eight hours per week to focus on readings, activities and assignments.
Comments from past participants:
"As an instructor I don't get a lot of opportunities to become a learner in the same way that my students are learning - that process was very valuable and has given me a lot of things to reflect upon as I design next semester's courses."
"[I liked] learning new tools like the wiki activity and using Collaborate"
"[The facilitators] obviously are very skilled in online facilitation and it was a pleasure learning from both of them."
"I honestly believe that any "first timer" who is planning or scheduled to teach an online or blended course should be required to take this training before constructing their syllabus."
- Apply adult learning principles and theory to online teaching and course design
- Facilitate online learning effectively, using a variety of tools and methods
- Build and sustain online community
- Manage the online course environment
- Work effectively with online teams
- Use feedback strategies appropriately