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Online Teaching and Learning Institute Registration and Event

The Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (formerly the Center for Teaching Excellence) invites full-time SLU faculty to register for the second summer session of the Online Teaching and Learning Institute, to be held July 30-August 10, 2012. This immersive program has both face-to-face and online components and will take place over a two-week period. Faculty who complete the Institute will receive a Certificate in Online Teaching and a copy of Engaging the Online Learner: Activities and Resources for Creative Instruction by Rita-Marie Conrad and J. Ana Donaldson.

The Institute is particularly well-suited for faculty who will be teaching online or blended courses during the 2012-2013 academic year as participants will leave the Institute with an online course designed and at least partially constructed. Seating is limited, and registration for the second session (July 30 - August 10) is full as of Monday, July 16, 2012.

Please contact Michaella (Hammond) Thornton at (314) 977-1910 or if you have questions about future Online Teaching and Learning Institutes.

Week 1: Face-to-Face Sessions held in the Learning Studio, Des Peres Hall, Room 213

Monday, July 30-Friday, August 3, 2012
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily

Monday, July 30: Planning

  • Best practices in teaching and learning online
  • Planning your online course

Tuesday, July 31: Content

  • Organizing, developing, and delivering course content in a variety of formats
  • Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning

Wednesday, August 1: Collaborative and Active Learning

  • Online group projects, problem-based learning, case studies, and WebQuests

Thursday, August 2: Authentic Assessment

  • Authentic assessment methods, such as portfolios and online projects (e.g., blogs, wikis, and more)

Friday, August 3: Traditional Assessment & What's Next?

  • Traditional assessment methods, including online quizzes and exams
  • Reflecting upon the week's process and progress
  • Determining next steps for Week 2 and beyond

Week 2: Online Sessions held Synchronously and Asynchronously

Monday, August 6-Friday, August 10
Week 2 consists of asynchronous learning with an option to explore at least one synchronous online learning environment such as Google+ Hangouts. Institute participants will work on their own schedule to build or refine their online or blended courses using the Institute's Course Planning Tool and common traits from quality online course rubrics.

This page was last updated on 10 July 2012