The eLearning Programs team offers a range of training program, grants, and consultation services to help instructors develop strategies in the following areas.
Online and hybrid teaching
Starting with workshops on hybrid and blended learning to introduce the concepts to instructors, the eLearning Programs team then turns to working with departments, faculty groups, or individual instructors to guide them in the process of moving part or all of a course online.
The eLearning Programs team supports faculty and departments through its course redesign services. These include an initial assessment of a course and its program, consultation with instructors centered on the goals of the course and program, and exploration of educational technologies to support course learning goals. Course redesign, if supported by a grant, may also include implementation and assessment. Evaluation and assessment are essential to the process.
Today’s front-page trend is tomorrow’s classroom tool. The team works with instructors to identify opportunities for enhancing student engagement with the course material by employing collaborative technologies (wikis, blogs), social networking, interactive white boards, clickers, visual literacy, multimedia authoring, and more.
Imagine cutting grading time in half. Create Carmen tools that can be used in more than one course. Cut costs by exploring library tools. Offer online office hours. Leverage videoconferencing to bring in guest lecturers or experts in the field. Take advantage of special tools in Word to customize feedback to students without adding extra time for grading or printing costs. The eLearning Programs team has resources to share on all of these efficiency tips.
Innovative and informal learning spaces
Learning Technologies maintains several technology-rich classrooms within the classroom pool. Beginning Autumn 2010, these classrooms will be equipped with self-help documentation. Additionally, pre-quarter and mid-quarter orientation programs will be offered to help instructors incorporate the classrooms’ technologies into their daily teaching routine.
Digital Union staff have expertise in eLearning and can help you with the following areas:
- classroom response systems (clickers)
- cloud computing
- collaborative technologies
- course redesign
- gaming pedagogy
- interactive white boards (SMART boards)
- learning environments and design
- new user support
- online and blended (hybrid) teaching
- social networking
- visual literacy
Please see the Staff page to learn about each staff member’s expertise.