It’s almost Summer, and aside from getting some much-needed rest, you may be planning to take your course online or redesign a course that’s already online. Attending the new EHE Course Design Institute (EHE CDI) can help you jumpstart that process and create an engaging, organized course for the fall semester and beyond!
This year’s newly re-designed program will be offered on Zoom from May 8th to May 19th and includes asynchronous activities in Carmen and six interactive synchronous sessions.
The goal of CDI is to prepare instructors to design, deliver, and achieve course goals. By participating in the EHE CDI, you can enhance your understanding of best practices in online pedagogy, learn about various technological tools that can be used to create engaging and interactive course content and gain insights into effective strategies for fostering online student engagement and collaboration.
Teaching online requires thoughtful design and planning to accomplish the level of engagement that is often built-in for in-person learning. A careful selection of tools and techniques can help bridge the distance between you and your online students. Using Backward Design, the Community of Inquiry Framework, and the T-Pack model, EHE CDI can help you build a well-organized, engaging course that will help students accomplish your course goals.
Instructors completing the Course Design Institute can expect to:
- Identify their goals, and challenges, and learn where to get help in building an online course
- Develop effective learning objectives that align with their course goals.
- Select course interactions and activities that promote teaching, social, and cognitive presence based on the Community of Inquiry model.
- Create a course site in Carmen, including pages, assignments, discussions, quizzes, and related components.
- Apply digital pedagogy skills to increase student learning and engagement.
- Use the T-Pack model and OSU resources to select and practice e-learning tools.
Participating in the EHE CDI can provide opportunities for collaboration and the exchange of ideas with other faculty members inside and outside your department. Topics to be covered include the following:
- Session 1: Welcome-includes introductions, an overview of the CDI, a survey of your online course-building needs, and an open discussion on goals and challenges.
- Session 2: Learning Objectives and Alignment – find out how carefully-crafted learning objectives and an alignment map can help you get your course online more easily.
- Session 3: Community of Inquiry– review the CoI framework including social, teaching, and cognitive presence and its application to online course building, and discuss course activities, and tools that support the CoI model.
- Session 4: Working in Carmen– learn the basics of building an online course and explore the many tools and features available in CarmenCanvas.
- Session 5: Digital Pedagogy- discover how to use evidence-based digital assessment and instruction practices to take your online course to the next level.
- Session 6: E-Learning Toolkit-get hands-on experience with EHE’s supported tools, including Hypothes.is and Flip, and learn how to incorporate them into your online courses.
To register, click the button below and complete the form. Participants should have a syllabus for a current or future course they plan to build in (or convert to) an online format. If you have any questions, be sure to reach out to your instructional designer:
- Katie O’Keefe (okeefe.89) – Teaching and Learning
- Christy McLeod (mcleod.53) – Human Sciences
- Channell Walker (walker.2680) – Educational Studies