I’ve worked with technology in a university setting for a long time, including offering workshops and tutorials on using and integrating instructional technologies, and how to use online learning management systems, like Moodle. But this is the first chance I’ve had to follow the instructional process and create the bones of an online course intended to engage faculty more intentionally in online teaching, as well as to help them learn the how-tos of our new learning management system, Moodle.
This website is a final project for EDUC-763, “Instructional Design in E-Learning” with Dr. Susan Manning. It is part of the E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certification Program at UW-Stout. As I work through the courses toward certification, I will provide links to portfolios for each class. Links to individual classes are in the menu above to the right.
In this project, I looked at the processes used to develop an online workshop. I will offer the workshop in 2015 to inexperienced faculty who need to learn how to use Moodle to teach in a hybrid or web-enhanced class.
The workshop is in a hybrid format (face-to-face and online), and I’ll meet with the faculty twice – at the beginning and at the end, and they will work with me through the online portion of the workshop that I have addressed here. They will be asked to complete readings, view websites, videos and other media, work on assignments, and reflect on their learning. I will facilitate the workshop and the faculty-learners will work through questions and issues related to questions and issues in online teaching through their readings and other content, through assignments, and participation in weekly discussion forums.
The online workshop is intended to assist faculty in making instructional choices that enhance learning online, acquire experience with Moodle’s tools, and to think deeper about online learning than perhaps they have. It is also my intention to create a fully online, self-paced version of this workshop.
Let’s see how it goes. I expect I will need to revise, revise and revise again. For more information about the online portion of the course proposal, go to the Course Proposal, Form 3b.