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Description

Investigate ways of bridging teaching expertise in a campus classroom to a virtual classroom environment. The basic elements of effective facilitation (motivation, communication, and administration of course systems and resources) don’t change when you relocate your teaching to an online environment.

This course has five modules spread out over two weeks. It is delivered entirely online where four modules require asynchronous participation in D2L and there are two scheduled live & online sessions.

You should expect to spend between five to six hours on the workshop over the two weeks. Please ensure that you are able to participate for the entire session before registering.

Maximum number of students: 12

Topics

  • Identify qualities of an online moderator/facilitator
  • Identify techniques to motivate learners online
  • Discuss methods of facilitating effective communication online
  • Develop strategies to keep students engaged in discussion
  • Identify the characteristics of a supportive online learning environment
  • Collaboratively develop best practices that support the whole learner
Week 1:
Monday to
Tuesday
Work through Module 1
Participate in online discussion forum via D2L anytime.
Week 1:
Wednesday
Scheduled Live & Online session
Participate in virtual real-time online discussion forum via the Online Rooms tool in D2L (using Collaborate)
Week 1:
Wednesday to
Friday
Work through Module 2
Participate in online discussion forum via D2L anytime.
Week 2:
Monday
to Wednesday
Work through Module 3
Participate in online discussion forum via D2L anytime.
Week 2:
Wednesday to Friday
Work through Module 4
Participate in online discussion forum via D2L anytime.
Week 2:
Thursday
 Scheduled Live & Online session
Participate in virtual real-time discussion forum via the Online Rooms tool in D2L (using Collaborate).

Registrations are over for the summer. Please check back in the fall for more dates.