Time to read: 2 minutes
Have you ever wanted to understand the best practices to design your course to be delivered online, whether fully online or in a blended, hybrid fashion? Would you like to learn from those who have extensive practical experience with online teaching?
The goal of the Delivering Learning Experiences Online (DLEO) program is to assist faculty in transitioning content to an online environment regardless of the delivery [modality] of the course (face-to-face, [blended], or completely online). The seven-week program, starting on June 17 and ending August 2, provides faculty with an opportunity to learn about and experience an online environment from a student’s perspective. To effectively create content for online use, it helps to have an authentic experience in this type of learning environment.
While participating in both face-to-face (F2F) and online activities, faculty will be considering and developing instructional and assessment techniques which can be incorporated into the design of their own courses. Faculty will be expected to write goals and objectives, create learning modules, and prepare assessment techniques that demonstrate how your goals will be met.
This course will be delivered primarily as a Canvas course with optional in-person meetings and online conferences using Zoom.
This course will help you:
- Learn the strengths and weaknesses of online/blended learning in its many forms.
- Learn techniques to design course content for hybrid or fully online courses.
- Increase understanding of appropriate technologies for online/blended learning.
- Learn Instructional Design methodology.
- Develop a community with other faculty from the University of Delaware.
The program addresses faculty questions including, but not limited to the following:
- How can we ensure that online/distance students will have the same experience as their in-class counterparts?
- What are the best tools to work as teams and complete projects, in this program and as a model for faculty’s own courses?
- How might faculty transitioning from face-to-face instruction to an online setting benefit from analyzing teaching styles? How might faculty “translate” their way of establishing rapport with the students to establishing rapport in an online environment?
- What are the key features of a high quality online course regarding impact on student learning, teaching, and learning outcomes?
Registration for Delivering Learning Experiences Online ends June 7. Please visit the DLEO website to reserve your spot or for more information about the program.
What is the time commitment for this? I cannot tell from the information given. It is 7 to 8 weeks, but how many hours a week am I expected to work on this course?
It’s a bit difficult to pinpoint an exact time commitment for the program but a reasonable estimate is between 2-3 hours of work per week. This estimate is affected by several factors including the amount of effort put into each assignment. Every assignment will relate to either your existing course or some new course content you may want to develop. There is one or possibly two assignments each week. Also, keep in mind that there is some interaction expected with cohort members such as posting and replying in Discussions, Peer Review, Video Conferencing and a group assignment.
Hope this helps!