The UW-Whitewater Learning Technology Center (LTC) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the Summer 2019 Online/Blended Teaching Institute.
Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. Monday, April 15th, 2019. Apply here: http://uwwhitewater.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0fhoB4mL2bmVCRv
online / blended teaching institute
The Online/Blended Teaching Institute consists of a series of interactive workshops focusing on designing and teaching courses in a blended or online format. There is an emphasis on developing appropriate online or blended content, assessment, and learning activities. Additionally, the Institute teaches best practices for managing instructor workload and supporting students in an online or blended environment. The Institute accepts applications from faculty or instructional staff. Deans select participants from their respective College’s pool of applicants.
The Summer iteration of the Online/Blended Teaching Institute prepares for the Spring 2020 semester. The Winterim iteration prepares for teaching in the Summer and Fall terms. Ted Witt, Teaching Learning and Technology Consultant, and Eric Loepp, Assistant Professor of Political Science are your 2019 summer co-facilitators.
Dates for the 2019 Summer Online/Blended Teaching Institute:
June 14: Face-to-Face meeting: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
June 21: Face-to-Face meeting: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
June 28: Online using WebEx: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
July 12: Online using Web Ex: 9:00 am – 12:00pm
Submission of final Institute content: July 26th
For any additional information or questions, please contact the LTC.
Learning Technology Center
Welcome to a very special 25th issue of UWW Ted Tips! This special blog post takes the form of a video blog or VLOG! You’ll find a video recording below with an outline of notes.
The main purpose of the TED Tips blog this week is to provide some ideas of how to build a digital “lesson” and to show you some ideas how to do that inside of Canvas!
The main idea is to create a written outline or “to do” list associated with that idea. It is always a good idea to provide communications to students for a completed lesson — in this case, I’ve shown an announcement in Canvas for that page.
Inside of Canvas, you’ll want to create a page or a module as a “wrapper” to contain the content. It’s a good idea to include a purpose or objectives — what’s the key idea or essential learnings for the digital content.
Things to consider including in a lesson:
- Summary of key points
- Outline of main ideas
- A review of previous content or how this connects to the larger course content
- You can include a Video summary or note
- (similar to what’s shown in the VLOG!) this particular vlog posts shows an introduction [timestamp 1:21]
- an example is shown in the Vlog to a previous piece of digital content
- Canvas supports Kaltura Capture which is an easy way to record simple videos or screencasts
- Lecture notes
- Powerpoint presentation
- Related readings from a textbook or other course documents
- Links to other websites or resources
- Multimedia embedded from other sources
TIP: It is always helpful for students to provide context and clear insights for what is important for students to review. Instead of just linking to a multimedia source or video, provide a timestamp and other clear guidance. [timestamp: 2:59]
- Links to Canvas Discussion questions
- Other instructional activities including
- practice questions
- lab work
- online learning activities (flashcards, games, puzzles, etc.)
- Homework assignments
- Other resources like links to other websites
- Citations / References
Issue 25 was structured in a way to provide an example of what this could look like and will set the tone and idea to explore these in different ways!
Future TED tips will explore more focused tips on:
- selecting and curating good multimedia
- research on what types of multimedia works and why
- Recoding short videos at home using Kaltura Capture from inside Canvas
- Recording longer reusable videos utilizing the LTC Video Recording studio
- Recording podcasts
- Where to store videos in canvas and host them on VBrick Rev
– Ted Witt
Teaching, Learning, and Technology Consultant