Events & Workshops

Faculty Professional Development Events

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June

online edge facilitation workshop

Date(s):  June 4 - June 25, 2018
Location:  Fully Online

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, communication, 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 10-14 hours per week to complete the workshop activities.

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July

applying the quality matters rubric workshop

Date(s):  July 20, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Cook Library Room 404B (OAI's Active Learning Lab)
Description:  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 all faculty, instructional designers, and administrators who wish to learn more about the Quality Matters Rubric.  A continental breakfast and lunch are included.

Here is the link to register: Register Here

August

online edge: blended course design cohort

Date(s):  Full cohort dates - August 7 through November 12, 2018

  • Part 1: August 7 through October 2, 2018
    Faculty will participate in a blended workshop comprised of online activities punctuated with interactive in-person sessions.  The 3 face-to-face sessions are in Cook Library, Room 404B on these dates 8/7/2018, 9/6/2018, and 10/4/2018.
  • Part 2: October 3 through November 12, 2018
    Faculty will work independently with ongoing support from the group to complete their course development.

Over the course of a semester, faculty will work with colleagues in a blended workshop and then individually to develop their own blended course.  This experience is ideal for faculty who plan to offer a blended course in spring, summer, or fall of 2019.  It will be useful to faculty new to blended learning, or for experienced faculty who are interested in exploring new methods. 

The workshop portion includes an overview of blended learning models and a series of activities that culminate in the design of a module or unit of blended instruction and a course plan.  The workshop itself acts as a model of one implementation of blended learning, occurring mostly online, and including three (3) face-to-face meetings.

By the end of the workshop portion, you should be able to:

  • Design a blended module of instruction.
  • Choose activities, assessments, and instructional modes (online/face-to-face) that foster achievement of course objectives and match instructional goals.
  • Integrate online and face-to-face components together into a holistic blended environment.
  • Write specific, measurable learning objectives and course outcomes.
  • Provide activities and assessments that promote learner engagement.

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Structure from Motion - Build your own 3D files

Date: Tuesday, August 15, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Cook 404B Active Learning Lab
Presenters:  David Merino & Christoher Mueck,  Office of Academic Innovation

Join OAI’s David Merino (Senior Multimedia Producer) and Chris Mueck (Graduate Assistant) for an overview of the creation, management and instructional use of 3D images on August 15th from 12-3 PM. In this workshop, participants will practice using photogrammetry to create 3D models of small objects using handheld mobile phones or tablets.  The presenters will also discuss the process used to create 3D models of buildings and geography using sophisticated drone photography.

September

Applying the Quality Matters Rubric workshop

Date:  September 27, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Cook Library Room 404B (OAI's Active Learning Lab)
Description: 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 all faculty, instructional designers, and administrators who wish to learn more about the Quality Matters Rubric.  A continental breakfast and lunch are included.

Here is the link to register: Register Here

November

applying the quality matters rubric workshop

Date: November 9, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Cook Library Room 404B (OAI's Active Learning Lab)
Description:  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 all faculty, instructional designers, and administrators who wish to learn more about the Quality Matters Rubric.  A continental breakfast and lunch are included.

Here is the link to register: Register Here