Events & Workshops

Faculty Professional Development Events

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January


Online edge facilitation workshop

Date(s):  January 2 - 22, 2018
Location:  Fully Online
Facilitator:  Audrey Cutler

After an online course design is complete, and the semester starts, online instructors take on the varied roles of online facilitators.

In this workshop, participants will assess and hone their skills regarding online course facilitation.  For our purposes, facilitation includes all interactions, communications, and feedback that occur with students.

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

  • Create and maintain a learning environment that is safe, respectful, and inviting.
  • Communicate with students responsively, proactively, frequently, and in a timely manner.
  • Provide constructive feedback.
  • Make course modifications based on ongoing student feedback.
  • Facilitate discourse to enable learners' achievement of learning objectives.
  • Implement learner-centered practices.

This online workshop is both asynchronous and facilitated; you will have flexibility to complete workshop activities at any time or location you like, as long as you meet all deadlines.  Please be prepared to set aside at least 10-12 hours per week to complete the workshop activities.

SIMPLE STRATEGIES TO GROW ONLINE COURSES AND PROGRAMS - MAGNA WEBINAR

Date:  January 25, 2018
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Cook 404B (OAI's Active Learning Lab)
Presenter: Dr. Brian Udermann

In this workshop you will gain step-by-step guidance for growing online programs by focusing on quality.  By putting these simple solutions into practice, you will promote continued success for your students, faculty, and institution.

Space is limited so register by clicking the link below.

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February

Online teaching circle: facilitating synchronous learning sessions

Date: February 16, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Online

Discuss tips, techniques, and connect with other colleagues who teach blended and online courses.  In this informal session, we will focus on leading engaging real-time online sessions and managing learner interactions.  It will include two brief talks from faculty colleagues and plenty of time for Q&A.

This session will be completed as a real-time online session.  A link to session will be sent to registrants.

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop

Date:  February 28, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Cook Library Room 404B (OAI's Active Learning Lab)
Facilitator:  Audrey Cutler

In this workshop attendees will learn to use a nationally recognized, research based tool (Quality Matters Rubric) designed to improve online and blende course quality to benefit online learners.

OAI has adopted the Quality Matters Rubric in its professional development offerings and other faculty supports.

This daylong workshop is open to all faculty, instructional designers, and administrators who wish to learn about the Quality Matters Rubric.  A continental breakfast and lunch are included.

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March


UDL Coffee house meeting

Date:  March 2, 2018
Time:  11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location: Cook 404B (OAI's Active Learning Lab)

Join this year's cohort of UDL faculty to discuss how they have applied UDL principles to increase cultural awareness and support social justice in their work with students.  Learn how you can join the 2018 cohort!

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Sotl coffee house meeting

Date:  March 5, 2018
Time:  11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Location:  Cook 404B (OAI's Active Learning Lab)

Hear from faculty who have published results about their classroom studies in discipline-specific journals.  Learn how you can join the 2018 cohort!

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April

applying the quality matters rubric workshop

Date:  April 10, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location:  Cook 404B (OAI's Active Learning Lab)

In this workshop attendees will learn to use a nationally recognized, research based tool (Quality Matters Rubric) designed to improve online and blended course quality to benefit online learners.

OAI has adopted the Quality Matters Rubric in its professional development offerings and other faculty supports.

This daylong workshop is open to faculty, instructional designers, and administrators who wish to learn more about the Quality Matters Rubric.  A continental breakfast and lunch are included

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