Event Title

Facilitating Online Course Design in a Faculty Learning Community (FLC)

Location

Natural Resources Room 109

Event Website

http://uenr.warnercnr.colostate.edu

Start Date

3-24-2012 1:30 PM

End Date

3-24-2012 2:00 PM

Description

At University of Wisconsin Stevens Point (UWSP) in the academic year 2010-2011, online course instructors held informal lunch sessions in which they gathered to discuss challenges and resources in teaching online courses. For the 2011-2012 academic year the leaders of this group applied to have a formal Faculty Learning Community (FLC) in which we would work together to explore and create online course design guidelines for the campus. This group of online instructors is participating in a facilitated process in which we learn from one another’s experiences to inform the best practices in design and management for our campus’ online courses. UWSP offers minimal instructional design assistance for faculty and staff who teach online courses, so this opportunity has participants looking more deeply at different components of instructional design. Since we have many veteran online instructors, peer sharing with instructors who would like to teach more online and hybrid courses is a benefit to our rookie online instructors, as well as to the veteran instructors who learn through interacting with their colleagues. This FLC has members from many Colleges and Disciplines. This presentation will explore the process and progress this FLC has made in defining the best practices in course design guidelines for our campus.

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Citation: Tomaszewski, Jessica K. 2012. Facilitating Online Course Design in a Faculty Learning Community (FLC). UENR 9th Biennial Conference. http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/9thBiennial/Sessions/51/

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Mar 24th, 1:30 PM Mar 24th, 2:00 PM

Facilitating Online Course Design in a Faculty Learning Community (FLC)

Natural Resources Room 109

At University of Wisconsin Stevens Point (UWSP) in the academic year 2010-2011, online course instructors held informal lunch sessions in which they gathered to discuss challenges and resources in teaching online courses. For the 2011-2012 academic year the leaders of this group applied to have a formal Faculty Learning Community (FLC) in which we would work together to explore and create online course design guidelines for the campus. This group of online instructors is participating in a facilitated process in which we learn from one another’s experiences to inform the best practices in design and management for our campus’ online courses. UWSP offers minimal instructional design assistance for faculty and staff who teach online courses, so this opportunity has participants looking more deeply at different components of instructional design. Since we have many veteran online instructors, peer sharing with instructors who would like to teach more online and hybrid courses is a benefit to our rookie online instructors, as well as to the veteran instructors who learn through interacting with their colleagues. This FLC has members from many Colleges and Disciplines. This presentation will explore the process and progress this FLC has made in defining the best practices in course design guidelines for our campus.

https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/cuenr/9thBiennial/Sessions/51