Registration Open: 2016 Summer Institute for Online/Blended Teaching

DSC_3940The Learning Technology Center is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2016 Summer session of the Institute for Online/Blended Teaching.

If you need to design a new (or refresh an older) online or blended course, please consider participating in this unique opportunity to collaborate with other UW-Whitewater instructors and explore proven course design strategies and best practices. This intensive and highly interactive workshop demonstrates teaching best practices using a variety of teaching methods and technology tools. The structure of this course not only allows you to explore new teaching and course design methods, but it also enables you to participate in activities that provide you with experience in being an online “student.”

The session will consist of online components, face-to-face meetings on the Whitewater campus, and web conferencing sessions.

Dates and Requirements:

The focus of the institute is to learn and practice online teaching skills, and will only briefly address D2L mechanics.  Applicants must have familiarity with basic D2L features, such as creating content, discussions, and drop-box assignments.

There are 5 mandatory meetings for the Institute; three “in-person” face-to-face sessions on the UW-Whitewater campus, and two web-conferencing meetings. The institute begins with a one-half day orientation session on April 29,  a full day meeting on May 27, and a concluding half-day meeting on July 29. In addition, there are two WebEx meetings scheduled for June 3 and July 1.

All faculty and academic staff who will be teaching at UW-Whitewater during the 2016-2017 academic year are eligible to apply. However, the workshop will be limited to 20 participants. Applications are due Friday, April 1, 2016.

Before applying, please review the syllabus: 2016 Summer Institute Syllabus

Apply Here:  2016 Summer Institute Application

If you have any questions, please contact the Learning Technology Center.