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Faculty Workshop Descriptions


Getting Started with Online Learning in 3 Easy Steps

This workshop will provide an introduction to online learning for instructors. Organization and planning tools will be reviewed to assist faculty in preparing for the design and development of an online course, hybrid online, and web-enhanced courses. Attendees will be guided through the first 3 steps of development and will leave the workshop with a clear understanding of the foundational structure of their course.

Presenters - Eric Fredericksen, Lisa Brown and Andrew Wolf


Engaging Learners with Web Tools and Online Resources 

This workshop will review a number of online tools and applications that faculty can use to enhance engagement with students.  The session will include demonstration and application of select tools that faculty might consider in their own courses. 

Presenters - Eric Fredericksen, Catherine Delia and Joe Gomulak-Cavicchio


Encouraging Learner Interaction with Online Tools

This workshop identify different uses of asynchronous communication tools in the University learning management system and how to apply them to encourage greater interaction with and among students. There will also be opportunities to explore the role of social media as well as translating common activities from a face-to-face classroom experience to the online classroom environment. 

Presenters - Lisa Brown and Dave Miller


Flipping the Classroom to engage students in active learning

This workshop explores opportunities to enhance instruction by using online learning activities to make space for active learning, practice, and hands-on application in the classroom. 

Presenters - Andrew Wolf and Tracy Cherry


Connecting with learners in virtual classrooms and meeting spaces

This workshop will focus on the application of synchronous communication tools that faculty can be used for multiple purposes including live online class sessions, remote speakers in face-to-face classroom courses, online office hours, and remote teaching when traveling. 

Presenters - Lisa Brown, Eric Fredericksen and Joe Gomulak-Cavicchio


Ensuring a High Quality Experience through best practices in online teaching

This final workshop in the series connects effective online course design with the national Quality Matters program and reviews best practices in online teaching. Examples of effective online teaching strategies are presented and discussed.

Presenters - Eric Fredericksen, Andrew Wolf and Lisa Brown