Online Instructor Training 2: Course Revision

Facilitator:
Kristin Koepke, Instructional Designer

PLEASE NOTE: Online Instructor Training 2: Course Revision is being revised and WILL NOT be offered during the 2013-2014 academic year. If you had intentions of completing the training during this time, please contact Kristin Koepke to schedule an individual consultation.

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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 in the next semester.

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 in the following semester. This training is a professional development opportunity for instructors. 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. 

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.