To enroll in NLI sessions, please go to https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/

 

SUMMER OFFERINGS

 

Preparing to Teach at a Distance with Course Development

May 20th through August 11th, 2019
In Person Meeting: May 20th, 9:00am to 11:00am
Torgersen Hall room 1120
Instructor(s): Daron Williams, Larry Cox, Eunice Ofori - TLOS/LED
Credits: 12

The Course Development Cohort is a comprehensive course spanning 12 weeks beginning with an in person workshop and culminating with a display showcase. The faculty member will come to the cohort process with a specific course in hand. This course may be one previously delivered face–to-face with desires to switch to an online delivery, a current online course which has not yet been credentialed, or a brand-new course with little to no course development completed. Faculty are guided through the process of designing and developing interactive engaging content and assessments for students. Alignment is stressed at each step to ensure everything has a purpose and the course delivers the material the students need as well as allowing the faculty member to personalize the course. This a hands-on course offered through NLI for 12 credits, and participants will be paired with an instructional designer who they will meet with once a week facilitating the work required for completion. All assignments which must be turned in are evidence towards course credentialing and count towards the faculty credentialing as well. The participation, assessment submissions and peer reviews from a participating faculty member provide the quality evidence required to achieve their credentialing. At the end of the 12 week Cohort, the participating faculty member will receive Mastery of Online Instruction Credentialing and the course will go through a comprehensive Quality Assurance leading to it being credentialed for online use./p>

To enroll, please visit:
https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/browse/teachingandlearning/courses/tlos-led16-052019


Preparing to Teach at a Distance On-Site Workshop

May 23 - May 24, 2019,
(May 23rd) 8:30am-4:00pm \ (May 24) 8:30am-12pm
Torgersen Hall room 1100
Instructor(s): Daron Williams, Larry Cox, Eunice Ofori - TLOS/LED

Credits: 12

This track will focus on will technology-enhanced course development, delivery considerations, and strategies for teaching online learning courses via synchronous and asynchronous methods. This track is designed to prepare online instructors or improve current practices.

Participants will examine strategies, pedagogy, tools, and best practice information. Topics within this track include writing clear objectives, effective communication, online assessment, and quality assurance. Track participants will analyze theory and apply concepts from workshops in a hands-on culminating experience.

In addition, participants will have the opportunity to meet with online learning faculty of varying levels from a variety of disciplines.

Track participants will receive Master Online Instructor credential.

To enroll, please visit:
https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/browse/teachingandlearning/courses/tlos-led10-052319


Preparing to Teach at a Distance Online Series

May 20 - Jun 30, 2019
In Person Meeting: May 20th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Torgersen Hall room 1120
Instructor(s): Daron Williams, Larry Cox, Eunice Ofori - TLOS/LED
Credits: 6

This track will focus on will technology-enhanced course development, delivery considerations, and strategies for teaching online learning courses via synchronous and asynchronous methods. This track is designed to prepare online instructors or improve current practices.

Participants will examine strategies, pedagogy, tools, and best practice information. Topics within this track include writing clear objectives, effective communication, online assessment, and quality assurance. Track participants will analyze theory and apply concepts from workshops in a hands-on culminating experience.

In addition, participants will have the opportunity to meet with online learning faculty of varying levels from a variety of disciplines.

Track participants will receive Master Online Instructor credential.

To enroll, please visit:
https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/browse/teachingandlearning/courses/tlos-led10-052019


Tools & Strategies for Interaction in an Online Course

Date: June 4th, 2019
Time: 
 9:00am to 10:15am
Term: Summer 2019
Location: 
 Torgersen Hall Room 1120
Instructor(s): Daron Williams - TLOS/LED
Credits: 1

In this session, LED staff will talk about the importance of interaction in online courses, and then we’ll extend the conversation to include tools and strategies to embed opportunities for interaction in a variety of online course contexts. We’ll cover the tools embedded in Canvas, as well as third-party tools already integrated into VT’s version of Canvas, then other external (and sometimes free!) tools that can allow for a more interactive student experience.

Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to...

  1. Articulate why interaction is important in an online course.
  2. Identify strategies for Learner-Learner interaction that can work well in a technology-enhanced course.
  3. Identify strategies for Learner-Instructor interaction that can work well in a technology-enhanced course.
  4. Identify tools which promote different types of activities to integrate into a course through Learner-Content Interaction.

To enroll, please visit:
https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/browse/teachingandlearning/courses/tlos-led14-060419


Templates for Canvas in the Online and Flipped Classroom

Date: June 11th, 2019
Time: 
 9:00am to 10:15am
Term: Summer 2019
Location: 
 Torgersen Hall Room 1100
Instructor(s): Eunice Ofori - TLOS/LED
Credits: 1

Any Learning Management System (LMS) can be daunting if you haven’t used it before, or if you’re populating a new site from scratch. In this session, LED Instructional Designers will show you a few templates we offer to help provide a quality-assured platform and structure for your content. We have options ranging from a basic platform for face-to-face delivery all the way to much more thorough templates for fully online courses, and if you choose, you will leave the session with your own template you can begin populating whenever you like.

Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to...

  1. Examine template uses and benefits.
  2. Identify the types of templates.
  3. Make a copy of a template.
  4. Create and edit a template.

To enroll, please visit:
https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/browse/teachingandlearning/courses/tlos-led13-061119


Using Camtasia to Create Engaging Interactive Video Lectures

Date: July 10th, 2019
Time: 
 9:00am to 10:15am
Term: Summer 2019
Location: 
 Torgersen Hall Room 1100
Instructor(s): Daron Williams- TLOS/LED
Credits: 1

This session serves as a more targeted extension of our "Creating Content with Screen Recording Tools" session, in which we will take an in-depth look at TechSmith's popular tool, Camtasia. Whether you want to record a presentation, create a tutorial, or capture a simulation of expensive software your students may not have, Camtasia may be the tool for you. Learn how to leverage Camtasia to not only record your content, but make it more engaging and interactive as well.

To enroll, please visit:
https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/browse/teachingandlearning/courses/tlos-led15-071019


Qualtrics Survey Basics

Date: June 27th, 2019
Time: 
 9:00am to 10:15am
Term: Summer 2019
Location: 
 Torgersen Hall Room 1120
Instructor(s): Daron Williams- TLOS/LED
Credits: 1

Qualtrics is an online survey management service with which you can build and distribute surveys and analyze survey results. Qualtrics software enables users to do many kinds of online data collection and analysis including market research, customer satisfaction and loyalty, product and concept testing, employee and student evaluations and website feedback.

This workshop will cover the basics of using Qualtrics Survey Software, which will include:

  1. Quick interface tour
  2. Creating Projects
  3. Editing Survey Project
  4. Distributing Survey options
  5. Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to...
  6. Describe Qualtrics survey software
  7. State at least four reasons for using Qualtrics Survey
  8. Access Qualtrics survey by logging in with PID and password
  9. Create at least six questions using Qualtrics online survey
  10. Apply edit options to survey
  11. Distribute the results of the survey

To enroll, please visit:
https://profdev.tlos.vt.edu/browse/teachingandlearning/courses/tlos-led17-062719