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Course Description

Foundations: Participants will have the opportunity to learn about: 

  • Applying their experience to teaching in blended and online learning contexts, 
  • Designing courses for virtual classrooms,
  • Developing interactive learning materials and activities, and
  • Leveraging Universal Design Learning to help students achieve their learning goals. 

Each of these sessions focus on establishing a solid foundation for teaching and learning in blended and online contexts and participants will benefit from attending one, some, or all of the workshops. Participants can expect to take away an improved understanding of how to integrate their pedagogy with the unique characteristics of blended and online learning.

Registration will close 48 hours before each workshop. Participants will receive relevant Zoom information via email at least 1 hour before the designated start time.

Please Note: These courses were previously associated with the Blended and Online Workshop Series: Foundations. 

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Type
Online
Days
T
Time
10:00AM to 11:00AM
Dates
Sep 13, 2022
Schedule and Location
Hours
1.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
No Cost non-credit $0.00
Instructor(s)
Section Notes

Universal Design for Blended and Online Learning

The three principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provide multiple means of representation, action and expression, and engagement. These principles can be used as a framework for blended and online learning course design and development that supports a wide range of learners. In this workshop, participants will explore how to apply UDL principles in blended and online learning design. 

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:  

  • Explain the three principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) 

  • Recognize how the UDL principles can be applied to blended and online course design 

  • Identify three UDL instructional methods to implement in your courses 

Type
Online
Days
T
Time
10:00AM to 11:00AM
Dates
Sep 20, 2022
Schedule and Location
Hours
1.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
No Cost non-credit $0.00
Instructor(s)
Section Notes

Intentional D2L Course Shell Design

Our D2L course shells are the primary digital space for instructor and student interaction. How can we design these course shells to meet the needs of both instructors and students? In this workshop, we present D2L course shell examples from across campus and intentional design strategies that can be adapted for a wide range of courses and pedagogical approaches.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Be introduced to D2L shell examples from across campus
  • Explore how they can use different features of D2L to enhance content navigation
  • Promote student engagement and community
  • Improve student learning outcomes
Type
Online
Days
T
Time
10:00AM to 11:00AM
Dates
Sep 27, 2022
Schedule and Location
Hours
1.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
No Cost non-credit $0.00
Section Notes

Building an Online Class Community

Class communities are essential to a successful online learning environment. Online community building positively affects the quality of student learning, student engagement and motivation (Flock, 2020).  The Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework shapes meaningful learning experiences through cognitive, social and teaching presence. This workshop highlights practical CoI instructional activities that can build an online class community.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how the CoI framework can be applied to build a community in your online class
  • Identify CoI instructional activities that lead to an online class community
  • Select at least one activity to implement within your online teaching context
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