Office of Academic Innovation

Faculty Professional Development


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August Events

Facilitating Your Online Course

Dates: August 5-20, 2014

Location: Online

Facilitator: Ms. Audrey Cutler

Description: The online class format affords more opportunities for students to take responsibility for their own learning.  At the same time, students require different kinds of guidance and support to excel outside of the traditional classroom structure.  In this 16-day online workshop, faculty will explore the various roles and techniques involved in online class facilitation and will practice a variety of these skills with colleagues.  This workshop is completely online.  It is both asynchronous and facilitated; you will have flexibility to complete workshop activities at any time or locations you like, as long as you complete activities by each date and time indicated on the workshop calendar.  You will not be required to be at your computer at any specific times.

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

  • Discuss the various roles of online facilitators
  • Facilitate an online discussion
  • Use strategies to engage students, elicit higher level thinking, and keep activities on track
  • Locate resources for further study


  • Participants must have completed OAI's "Preparing Your Course for Online Delivery" or equivalent
  • Participants must be scheduled to teach an online course at Towson in the next three semesters (Including winter and summer sessions)

Past Events

Past events have included: Campus Technology Open House, WebEx and Blackboard Teaching Circles, and workshops on topics such as Responding to Writing Effectively, Flipped Classrooms, Capturing Voice & Screens with Ease Using Screencast-O-Matic, Making Online Classes More Interactive, Creating High Impact Grading Guidelines, Preparing Your Course for Online Delivery, and Blackboard 101.

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Phone: 410-704-2005



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