The Teaching Online Program (TOP) is an immersive, fully online program for instructors who want to enhance their online teaching and learning skills.
In the three-week TOP I, participants work individually and in small groups in D2L, spending most of their time on reading, online discussions, and online learning activities. Participants work through the program as a cohort, exploring a variety of technologies and strategies for enhancing online learning and contemplating how online teaching and learning relates to their own contexts. Topics covered in TOP I include exploring online learning, online student assessment and planning online activities.
Course Platform: D2L (fully online)
Asynchronous: three-week learning modules with associated online learning activities
Synchronous: optional attendance
Workload: estimate 2-4 hours per week
Participants who successfully complete TOP I will be eligible to receive TOP I badge offered by the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning.