Developing Effective Online Learning Spaces: Online Seminars

Incorporating Multicultural Inclusive Learning & Teaching Practices – Summer 2018

 This seminar brings together higher education professionals in a virtual space to learn, share, and develop strategies for cultivating learning spaces and teaching practices that support the broad range of learners enrolled in our colleges, programs, and courses. Working together we will re-examine and expand ideas about a) what we teach, b) how we attend to who is in the classroom, c) when we address tensions/conflicts, d) where to be transparent, and e) why all this matters. This seminar does not incorporate webinars for any session. Offered systemwide as a Faculty Development for Online Teaching Seminar that begins on June 11 and runs for 5 weeks. This seminar is full. To be added to a waitlist, please contact Ilene AlexanderNotifications will be sent out June 1 if space becomes available. 

Designing Online Courses – Fall 2018

browser.pngThis four-session online seminar for University of Minnesota instructors is set up in Canvas so that you can explore, experience, analyze, and try out effective pedagogical practices that you might incorporate as you (re)design your fully online or hybrid courses. As participants you will enter into Canvas-based discussions to experience these interactions as would a student. Throughout the seminar, you will explore ways of applying course design principles with support from teaching and technology consultants who provide video guidance, join in the discussion forum conversations, and hold virtual office hours throughout the seminar. You’ll close the seminar by presenting your ideas about something new you’re planning to implement. Offered in Canvas as a systemwide Faculty Development for Online Teaching Seminar. To receive a message when registration opens for this seminar, complete this form.

Advancing Engagement & Course Design – Spring 2019

discussion (1).png You’ve begun implementing your online learning design ideas – or you’ve long been actively making use of online spaces – now what? The modules you will engage will address: teacher-tested strategies for online discussion that move beyond “line up and answer”; practical ideas about creating online assignments, feedback, and evaluation options that engage learners; and effective practices teachers have developed to support team-based learning in online spaces. You’ll engage this four-module seminar via Canvas to gain a sense of the student experience. Three of the modules will include opening webinars and move into discussion forum conversations with peers as well as teaching and technology consultants; in a final module, you will share a strategy you’re planning to implement. Offered in Canvas as a systemwide Faculty Development for Online Teaching Seminar. To receive a message when registration opens for this seminar, complete this form.


Contact Ilene Alexander