Program for Online Teaching Newsletter #41
May 4 – Last of the year: First Friday at Oceanside
Discussion/Experiment Workshops: Successes!
2:00-2:50 pm, OC 4804
Come discuss the successes we’ve experienced this year using technology in our classes.
POT Book Discussion Group: Connections: Virtual Learning Communities
3:00-3:50 pm, OC 4804
Ongoing discussion based on the free e-book by Richard Schwier, titled Connections: Virtual Learning Communities. For more information about the book, visit:http://rickscafe.wordpress.
Sign up at the flex website.
Free open online class for new college instructors
First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, is a free, open, online class targeted at new lecturers, people entering higher education teaching from other sectors and postgraduate students who teach. They also welcome experienced lecturers to update and share their knowledge and expertise. The First Steps course is an element of the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development’s (OCSLD) HEA accredited Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PCTHE).
Building on OCSLD’s experience of running courses for a national and international audience, First Steps into Learning and Teaching in Higher Education will be an open online course, free to the global academic community, with peer and general tutor support. The class runs May 21- June 22.
Free open online class with Curtis Bonk starts today
Free, 5-week, massively open online course (MOOC) about online teaching entitled Instructional Ideas & Technology Tools for Online Success.
- listen to a live (or archived) hour-long online session
- read an article
- respond via contributing to a discussion board, blog, or wiki
Live webinar April 30: Moodle Quizzes
A free online webinar on using quizzes in Moodle
Summer classes from @ONE
· Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning
· Creating Accessible Online Courses
· Introduction to Teaching with Moodle 2
· Introduction to Teaching with Blackboard 9.1
· Building Online Community with Social Media
· Designing Effective Online Assessments
Cool video on Flipping the Classroom
“Flipping” is not a new idea – we give students lecture material via the internet, then use class time for greater discussion and interactivity.
POT presenting at Ed-Media
For the first time, POT will be presenting at the World Conference on Educational Media and Technology in two sessions, one on the Simul-learn setup created by Laura Paciorek for out simultaneous online/on-site workshops, and one on the POT Certificate Class (see below). Laura Paciorek and Lisa M. Lane will be presenting live in Denver, with other POT leaders and certificate class members participating virtually.
Planning ahead: Fall Flex
Instructors of all levels and styles are welcome to join us for an all-day exploration of the strategies and