Junior Faculty Seminar Series: Best Practices to Improve Student Learning
Come join this learning community by participating in this specially designed seminar series for junior faculty, though all are welcomed to participate. We'll share strategies and best practices for effective and efficient teaching. There will be great conversations, handouts, and lunch! Since each session builds on each other, we hope you will be able to attend all the meetings.
Session 5: Best Practices from Face-to-Face Courses to Online Courses
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017
11:30 – 1:00
Room 428, Armory Building
When we start designing our more traditional face-to-face courses, we typically implement a backward design where we identify the critical learning goals or outcomes, determine the acceptable evidence (through exams, projects, presentations, etc.), and then plan the learning experiences where students can learn and practice the necessary skills and knowledge.
In designing an online course, we should start with the same pedagogical framework of course design. In addition, the same critical components of engagement, motivation, clear communication and explanation, and, yes, even active learning can be achieved in an online environment by maximizing the available technology-enhanced tools. This session will highlight the strategies of our professors who have successfully implemented (or modified) the best practices of their face-to-face courses to their online courses.
Please mark these sessions on your calendar11:30 – 1:00 Room 428, Armory Building
Wed, Sept. 20, 2017 Session 1: “I wish I had known that earlier”: Using Informal (IEF) and Formal (ICES) Feedback to Improve Teaching and Learning
Wed, Sept. 27, 2017 Session 2: Active Teaching à Active Learning: Strategies for Deep Learning and Retention
Wed, Oct. 4, 2017 Session 3: Improving Our Testing and Grading of Student Achievement
Wed, Oct. 11, 2017 Session 4: Supporting Our Students to Think Critically and Problem-Solve Creatively
Wed, Oct. 18, 2017 Session 5: Best Practices from Face-to-Face Courses to Online Courses
Wed, Nov. 1, 2017 Session 6: What We Know About Visual Learning Applied to PowerPoint Presentations and More….