This training presents a bird's eye view of teaching for instructors looking for a fast-start. Become familiar with the foundations of creating your course and engaging your students.
The training is self-paced. Set aside six to eight hours to complete the training. We've included videos and readings to broaden your view of teaching & learning and recommendations for best teaching practice. Look for the downloadable worksheets and examples to help you start planning your courses too. Some information has been summarized, but we encourage you to click through to the original sources.
By the end of this training, you'll be able to:
The pre-training is sequentially organized as follows:
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Driving Question: In what ways was your education different from that being described by the professors in this video?
With the shift towards student-centered, or driven, learning, students must rethink and adjust their learning. Although our responsibilities as educators doesn't change, how we support that learning - or go about teaching - must be reconsidered.
Topics: Student engagement, collaborative learning, sustained motivation, teacher presence, learning community.
*This video focuses on online; however, the fundamental concepts are relevant in all settings.
Let's start this training off right. Whether you teach online or face-to-face, Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson's Seven Principals for Good Practice, written in 1987, are still relevant. Read Applying the Seven Principals for Good Practice to the Online Classroom and learn how to apply these principles: