Topics Covered in Preparing to Teach Online, Week-by-Week
Pre-course Activities: Faculty Online Teaching Readiness Quiz; O...
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Topics Covered in PTTO

  1. 1. Topics Covered in Preparing to Teach Online, Week-by-Week Pre-course Activities: Faculty Online Teaching Readiness Quiz; Online Student Orientation Week 1: Defining Online Learning for Instructors and Students 1.1: Instructor Profiles and Pictures 1.2: Definition of Online Teaching and Learning based on Watwood & Diehl’s "Building from Content to Community: [Re]Thinking the Transition to Online Teaching and Learning,"; Chickering & Gamson info. 1.3: Online Learners at Madison College; Madison College online format definitions and expectations. [Data about retention rates, student locations] 1.4: Role of Online Discussion and discussion techniques. 1.5: Select credit for course options. Week 2: Designing the Madison College Online Course; How We Differ! 2.1: Online Course Design for Student Support & Engagement: Video, Calendaring, Group Work Online, Feedback Methods & Frequency 2.2: Rostering Policies and Help Desk Support for Online Instructors 2.3: Structuring success over time: discussions, online feedback, and deadlines 2.4: Online Classroom Design and Quality Standards 2.5: Structuring In Instructor Presence in Course Design While Managing Workload 2.6: Connecting Your Course to College-wide Course Competencies. Week 3: Motivating Online Learners through Online Facilitation 3.1: Motivation and the Online Learner: Learning Theories for Online Courses 3.2: Syllabus Description and Defining a Variety of Course Organization Strategies 3.3: Course Policies to Motivate Online Student Behavior 3.4: Outline Your Approach Online and Scaffolding of Assignments Week 4: Legal and Ethical Challenges for Online Instructors 4.1: Complete Online Course Syllabus Project; Build in Policies and School Guidelines 4.2: Defining Copyright Compliance and Fair Use for Digital Materials in an Online Format 4.3: Special Challenges to Academic Integrity in the Online Classroom: Cheating 4.4: Complying with Federal Guidelines (Credit hours, Student Authentication, First & Last Days of Attendance, Soc. Media) in your Teaching Plan Week 5: Creating Learning Activities to Maximize Interaction between Student to Content, Student to Student, and Student to Instructor 5.1: Universal Design in the Online Classroom; Accessibility and Virtual Learning 5.2: Finding and Selecting Learning Activities to Maximize the Online Environment 5.3: Web Writing Skills and Instructions for Online Course Instructors 5.4: Reflective, Creative, and Lecture-based Learning in the Online Classroom Week 6: Creating an Online Communication Plan for 4 Phases of Contact 6.1: Managing Communication Strategies for Online Teaching Workload 6.2: Retaining Students Who Are At Risk 6.3: Managing One-on-One Student Communication Effectively 6.4: Instructor’s Role in Online Learning and Teaching: Endings and Beginnings 6.5: Balancing the Communication Workload Week 7&8: Hands-on Course Development: During these 2 weeks students develop module(s) in their online courses or create facilitation plans for the course they intend to teach. One-to-one Instructor Guidance. Created by Martha Schwer, Instructor 608/246-6172, more info at