orientation to online learning fall 2014

The Center for Language & Technology (CLT) invites LLL instructors to take part in a unique professional development opportunity this Fall semester: the Orientation to Online Learning. Participants will gain basic familiarity with theoretical and practical aspects of designing an online course, starting from either the adaptation of a traditional course or the creation of an entirely new one. While this professional development series is not comprehensive enough to take participants through the whole online course creation process, those who complete the series will gain enough knowledge and skills to embark on the adventure with confidence. Successful completion of the entire series or specific main components will be formally recognized with a badge (credential) by the CLT.

The series will progress through six face-to-face sessions supplemented with online content and interaction. Each of these sessions, scheduled every two weeks, will provide guided, hands-on practice to consolidate skills and knowledge toward the achievement of the badge.

Thursday 2.30-4.00 in Moore Hall 155B.
Friday 10.00-11.30 in Moore Hall 156.

Participants need a computer to work during the sessions.

Session 1: Setting up a virtual learning environment; defining learning outcomes; developing rubrics for assessment

September 18 (Thursday)
September 19 (Friday)

Session 2: Content development
(emphasis on graphics and desktop publishing)

October 2 (Thursday)
October 3 (Friday)

Session 3: Content development
(emphasis on audio and video)

October 16 (Thursday)
October 17 (Friday)

Session 4: Interaction
(emphasis on asynchronous communication and tools)

October 30 (Thursday)
October 31 (Friday)

Session 5: Interaction
(emphasis on synchronous communication and tools)

November 13 (Thursday)
November 14 (Friday)

Sesion 6: Show and Tell

December 4 (Thursday)
December 5 (Friday)


To register for the series, please visit:  Orientation to Online Learning Registration