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Course Design Workshops

Below is information on two Course Design workshop opportunities for faculty on Wednesday, January 14th. One course design session is from 10-1:00 for those interested in thinking through an efficient course design process in general. If you are interested in designing a hybrid course, then please register for the hybrid course design option (second option below) which extends from 10-3:30 and expands on the morning session to include talking about technology tools for hybrid teaching as well. Please note that if you want to attend the Hybrid Course Design you MUST attend the morning session as well. PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONLY ONE VERSION OF THE WORKSHOP.


Course Design Workshop (General)

January 14th, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Engineering 023

Are you rethinking a course you'll be teaching this next year? Or, are you planning a new course soon? Or, are you interested in finding more efficient ways to think about student assignments? Then join this discussion on ways to think about course design to be more efficient and effective in accomplishing the goals for your courses. During the session participants will 1) set expectations for student learning, 2) plan assignments and class activities that help students achieve the goals for their learning, and 3) design assessments (exams, projects, papers) that measure students' achievement of course goals. Participants should bring a course syllabus or ideas for new courses to the session. Lunch will be provided. During lunch participants will hear from a panel of faculty about their experiences using these principles to design hybrid courses.

Please register by January 7th so that we have an accurate count for lunch.

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Hybrid Course Design Workshop

January 14th, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Engineering 023

DoIT and the Faculty Development Center (FDC) offer the Hybrid Course Design Workshop on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm  in ENGR 023  on UMBC's Main Campus. In the morning, participants will learn the principles of effective course design. FDC will provide lunch for participants. In the afternoon, participants will learn about resources available through the Online Learning Consortium (OLC; formerly Sloan Consortium), apply the principles of quality course design through the introduction of the Quality Matters rubric in planning a hybrid course, and gain hands-on experience with some of the communication tools and engagement strategies that are effective in online teaching. This workshop is open to all full or part time UMBC faculty and is a requirement for Alternate Delivery Program (ADP) participants. Please RSVP by close of business January 7, 2015 and note any dietary restrictions.

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The Faculty Development Center supports faculty and instructors in their teaching role at the University by providing a comprehensive program of services and resources.

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