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Teaching Effectively Online

Seminar Description

This seminar is appropriate for instructors who are looking to introduce new online pedagogies or enhance existing practices and strategies, whether their course be web-facilitated, blended, or fully online. Participants in this three-part seminar will leave sessions with guiding resources, new ideas regarding effective design and delivery of online learning experiences, and will have the opportunity to practice and obtain peer feedback on an online pedagogy of relevance to their course context.

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Upcoming Dates

Offering #1

1: Tuesday, August 21, 2018; 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
2: Tuesday, August 28, 2018; 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Online)
3: Tuesday, October 16, 2018; 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Offering #2

1: Fri, Nov 30, 2018; 9:30 – 11:30 am
2: Fri, Dec 7, 2018; 9:30 – 11:30 am (Online)
3: Fri, Jan 18, 2019; 9:30 – 10:30 am

Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of this seminar, you will be able to:
  1. Familiarize yourself with best practices for teaching online;
  2. Practice effective online teaching strategies for your course context;
  3. Engage in feedback and support of your peers’ online teaching strategies;
  4. Reflect on successes and challenges of teaching effectively online.


Learning to Teach Online ( course)

This 2-hour course provides a framework for creating a digital classroom, with topics covered such as: understanding online education; essential elements of teaching online; course design; creating a culture of learning

10 Best Practices for Teaching Online (Website)

Originally a chapter from a book, these 10 best practices have been summarized at:

Penn State University’s Online Teaching Competencies Self-Assessment Quiz (Online Survey)

A self-assessment survey for online teaching that will allow you to evaluate and reflect upon your competencies in key areas of online teaching and provide a baseline of your pedagogical, technical, and administrative skills.

Carleton University’s Modules for Online and Blended Teaching (Open Modules)

11 blended and online modules that allow you to create an online or blended module, and engage and motivate students in online and blended learning environments.