Creativity in Online Teaching series
Monday, August 12 10:00 am – 2:00 pm +
What’s the best approach to the challenges of online teaching? Creativity! POT’s fall flex workshop day will focus on the enthusiasm, tip, tools, and generative process of building online components for student learning. As always, POT’s focus is on realizing your teaching goals through technology, rather than letting the technology control what you do.
Cost $15/participant for all day, $10 if bringing own lunch, $5 donation requested for single workshop (make checks payable to MCC Academic Senate with POT Workshop in the subject line).
10:00-10:50 Creativity When Starting Out
How can you be creative about building your online class? Faced with a bunch of Blackboard buttons or a blank screen, it’s hard to focus on your own teaching strengths and design a good learning experience for students. We’ll share a process and some tips for getting started.
11-11:50 Creativity in Presentation and Discussion
Great lecturers and facilitators can take advantage of the web’s many resources and tools to create engaging presentations and discussions for their classes. We’ll share tool-choosing tips and ways to help make decisions based on your own teaching strengths.
12:00-12:50 Creativity in Online Teaching lunch with seminar
Come join us for a lunch a lively roundtable based on your requests for topics (add them at http://bit.ly/potcreativity).
1:00-1:50 Creativity in Interactivity and Student-Led Projects
Creative classes use individual and group shared projects, media creation, and projects led by the students themselves. Come discuss the many options for featuring more active learning in your online class.
Additional workshop: 2-3:30 Screencasting, OC4804
Don’t just tell your online students – show them! Screencasting is a great way to share mini-lecturettes, make quick replies to students, demonstrate a method, or provide students with feedback on their assignments/quizzes. Importantly, you’ll get hands on experience with how to do this easily and for free! We’ll focus on learning the basics of Screencast-O-Matic. You’ll learn how to share your screencasts either as a URL link or how to embed the video directly within your course (e.g. using Bb or Moodle).
Register after June 30 at the flex website