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Online Course Development with Regional E-Learning

Description

The Regional E-Learning office is excited to pilot a new Online Course Development FLC as an alternative approach to the regular accelerated course development process.  The cohort will be delivered in a blended learning format that incorporates face-to-face and online learning opportunities.  It is designed for faculty that may be new to online learning and are interested in developing an online course while aligning with nationally recognized quality design standard, Quality Matters.  The faculty cohort with actively collaborate and support each other through learning opportunities over the academic year toexpand their knowledge and expertise in the development and design of a new regional online course.


Amount: Each participant will receive professional development fund opportunities including $1000 (Online Course Development Stipend) + $250 (Fall FLC Activities) +$250 (Spring FLC Activities)

Eligibility: Faculty and Instructional Staff

Prerequisite: Successful Completion of E1: Online Faculty Training Course by August 1, 2016

Selection: Min. of 3, Max. of 8 Participants to develop/design a new Regional online course

Submission: Online Application  

Due Date: Applications due July 15, 2016


Purpose and Description

Faculty members of the Online Course Development FLC Cohort will work closely with Regional E-Learning Instructional Designers and Cohort colleagues to develop a new online course.  Workshop-style meetings will involve conversations about course design and instructional approaches, collaborative planning and development, and peer feedback.

The E-Learning course development process provides a faculty-centered, peer review process using Quality Matters standards to design and ensure the quality of online courses and online components. The process uses research-based best practices for course development, student engagement, and integration of emerging technologies.

In a peer learning and networking environment, participants will explore best practices in online teaching through attending and reflecting on presentations, practice with technologies, make a pedagogical selection of technologies and build course content through consultation with peers and instructional designers.

Activities:

  • Full Academic Year; starting August 2016 - May 2017

  • 10 workshop-style synchronous meetings (one per month) during which faculty will work on course development in collaboration with E-Learning Instructional Designers and as a member of a cohort of faculty.

  • 10 asynchronous consultations (one per month) via Canvas.

  • As a member of the FLC cohort of faculty working on online course development, activities will include (but are not limited to): conversations about course design and instructional approaches, collaborative planning and development, and peer feedback.

Outcome and Expectations:

In order to successfully complete the FLC, participants will be required to:

  • Attend and participate in a minimum of 4 of the 5 scheduled meetings in the fall;

  • Attend and participate in a minimum of 4 of the 5 scheduled meetings in the spring;

  • Participate in a monthly asynchronous consultation via Canvas

  • Produce a complete online course that successfully meets Quality Matters design standards;

  • Share/present experience and/or highlights from the new course to colleagues through campus service initiative, professional presentation, conference proceedings, feature articles and/or publication.

Members:

2016-2017

  • Julie Straub, Regional E-Learning

  • Regional E-Learning Instructional Designer(s)

  • Featured Guests: Regional Online Faculty and Campus Partners