Online Instructor Training 2: Course Revision
Kristin Koepke, Instructional
The UW-L Center for Advancing Teaching
and Learning (CATL) offers a ten-week advanced training,
Training 2: Course Revision,
for UW-L instructors who have previously taught online and wish
to actively redesign their course. During the 2012-2013 academic
year, the training will be offered
during fall (September 24-December 2, 2012) and spring (February
11-April 21, 2013) semesters. Registration is limited so
please read more details below before registering. Questions can
be directed to training facilitator, Kristin Koepke.
Training Description: In this training, instructors will critically analyze their online course, identify priorities for course revisions, and implement revisions to the course. Alongside an Instructional Designer and online teaching peers, instructors will actively enhance existing or develop new structural aids, activities, and assessments based on individual online course objectives. During the ten-weeks, instructors will discover new technologies throughout the course to help engage students while increasing learning competencies. The training provides instructors with a structured timeframe, support materials, and staff to make the needed changes to their online course. The extent of the course revisions will be determined by the individual instructor but all participants who complete the ten-week training will have a revised and refreshed online course to offer as early as Winter Intersession 2013 (for Fall training enrollment) and Summer 2013 (for Spring training enrollment).
Training Competencies and Objectives: The Online Instructor Training 2: Course Revision strives to reach the same course competencies as the Online Instructor Training 1 but has additional objectives.
Course Competency 1: Apply principles from the UW-L Online Course Evaluation Guidelines to the design, delivery, and review of an online course.
1.1: Using the UW-L Online Course Evaluation Guidelines checklist, analyze current course offering.
1.2: Using the UW-L Online Course Evaluation Guidelines checklist, analyze revised course offering.
Course Competency 2: Create quality learning units in D2L for use in an online course.
2.1: Discover at least five places in your course to integrate technology to aid in achieving course objectives.
2.2: Identify three places in your course to integrate technology to aid in instructor and/or student efficiency and effectiveness.
Course Competency 3: Understand various considerations for the online learning environment.
3.1: Explore information and solutions for common online course design and delivery issues.
3.2: Based on analysis of current course and exploration of common online course design and delivery issues, list five priorities for course re-design in collaboration with training facilitator.
3.3: Examine course map to determine course activity alignment with objectives.
3.4: Actively create or modify a minimum of five aspects of existing online course to reflect course changes as identified as course revision priorities.
Audience: This training is designed for
instructors who have taught an online course and are ready to
take the challenge of revising and refreshing that online course
for future offerings at UW-L. Throughout the training, instructors will
actively work to revise a course for delivery as early as Winter
Intersession 2013 (for Fall training enrollment) and Summer 2013
(for Spring training enrollment). This training is a professional development opportunity
for instructors and, at this time, some grants are awarded for
completing this advanced training (for more information, please
http://www.uwlax.edu/online/grants.htm). It is recommended, but not
required, that participants have also completed the
Instructor Training 1 program through UW-L or a similar type
Time Commitment: This is a ten-week training that will take place in Fall 2012 (September 24-December 2, 2012) with another section offered in Spring 2013 (February 11-April 21, 2013). The weekly time commitment depends on the extent of revisions desired by the participant. Note: This training is not designed to be as time-intensive or condensed as the Online Instructor Training 1. Participants who complete the full ten-week training and revise a course for an online offering will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Where: The training will take place online and in an asynchronous format through D2L. In addition, Instructional Designers will be available for face-to-face and synchronous consultations, hosted via D2L "Online Rooms", at set times during the training dates. These times will be determined based on participant availability. While these face-to-face and synchronous sessions are not required, attendance will greatly increase your success in revising your course.
Prerequisite Work and/or Knowledge: This training is designed for instructors who have taught an online course and are ready to take the challenge of revising and refreshing that online course for future offerings at UW-L. It is recommended, but not required, that participants have also completed the Online Instructor Training 1 program through UW-L or a similar type of training. In addition, this training will provide resources about various technologies (including D2L) but will not focus on the “how-to” training with technology. The training will likely challenge you to think differently about your online course content and design, so coming in with an open mind and attitude will assist in your success.
Register: Training will fill on a first come, first serve basis. If you are interested in registering please complete the below registration form. Please contact the training facilitator, Kristin Koepke, Instructional Designer in CATL, if you have questions about this training opportunity.
Registration: Please contact the training facilitator, Kristin Koepke (email@example.com), Instructional Designer in CATL, if you have questions. Trainings do fill on a first come, first serve basis.
To register for the Spring 2013 training please complete this form.