Best Practices in the Online Classroom (Webinar)
This presentation provides an overview of the biggest topics in online learning by outlining several major ways that courses are impacted by the online environment, and discussing how to deal with these changes and challenges to maximize student learning. Best practices and pedagogical considerations will be discussed around topics such as: communication, interaction, feedback, engagement, teaching presence, content considerations, accessibility, navigation and structure, and fostering an online learning community.
Thursday, September 08, 2016 3:00pm-5:00pm
Creating Effective and Engaging Online Assignments (Webinar)
This informational presentation will highlight the importance of clear assignment instructions and expectations in online courses, and provide you with a worksheet to think through your assignment prompts. You'll also discuss how to ensure your assignments are aligned with your objectives, and the benefits of scaffolding larger assessments to improve student learning. Finally, over a dozen different types of online assignments will be presented, along with takeaway handouts that will help you consider new options for your online classroom. This session also addresses General Standard 3 of the QM Rubric: Course Assessment and Measurement.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 1:00pm-3:00pm
Designing with Quality Matters (Webinar)
This presentation introduces you to instructional design methods and best practices for the online environment. You will gain an overview of the backward design process, which promotes a well-aligned course that is focused on student learning outcomes, as well as an introduction to the Quality Matters rubric, which can serve as both a guide and checklist for the design of online courses. If you’d like to continue to work on the design of your course, great follow-up options would be: attending the Applying the QM Rubric full-day, in-person workshop, or enrolling in the Designing your Online Course fully-online, asynchronous workshop.
Thursday, October 06, 2016 1:00pm-3:00pm
Springboard for Success: Using Kent State Online templates to get you and your students off to a great start (Webinar)
Did you know that Kent State Online has created a Bb course template and online course syllabus template for faculty use? While these templates do not infringe on your course content or prescribe that you design your course in a specific way, they are a huge time-saver to you and can be a big benefit to your students! The templates include things such as: university policies and links to university resources, clear links and descriptions for technology help, editable wording for netiquette and communication policies, and much, much more. In this presentation, we'll showcase the Kent State Online templates, including how they were constructed and tested, what they contain, how to access them, and how to edit/modify them. This session also addresses many standards of the QM Rubric, including General Standard 1 and General Standard 7, as many QM standards are already "met" through the templates. Want to get off to a great start with your new online course or course revision? Start with the Kent State Online templates!
Thursday, October 06, 2016 10:00am-12:00pm