This 90-minute interactive webinar series for instructors in higher education will provide evidence-based practices with meaningful application to online and hybrid course design and teaching.
Fridays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm CST | Via Zoom
Dr. Conceição has over 25 years of experience in adult and distance education. She is a Professor Emerita in the Department of Administrative Leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Learning Design Consultant and owner of SCOC Consulting. She is the author of several books on online teaching and learning. She was inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame in 2018. Check her website for the list of books and publications.
Dr. Skibba has over 20 years of experience in professional development helping instructors develop quality online and blended courses. Currently, she works in the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Mentoring at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her innovative work providing resources and tools to help instructors enhance course design and teaching has been recognized by the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network and featured in the EDUCAUSE 2022 Horizon Report.
Teaching and learning online benefits from creating a sense of presence before, during, and at the end of a course. This webinar focuses on the social nature of online learning and how the sense of presence is felt and experienced using a framework that provides ways in which you can determine presence in your online course.
Teaching online requires unique methods of time and classroom management. This webinar explores a variety of ways to manage an online course, including approaches to support learners, communicate expectations, and plan time effectively for both you and your students.
Understanding student motivation and support strategies for online learning can help reduce online learner dropout. This webinar focuses on strategies to motivate, retain, and engage students in online courses.
Students need specific feedback on their assessments to understand why they received the grade assigned by an instructor and how they could improve. This webinar challenges instructors to look at assessment strategies from the student perspective to make expectations transparent and assessments that are interactive and engaging. A variety of ways for students to demonstrate their learning will be shared along with time-saving ways to grade submissions.
When designing an online course, it is important to intentionally plan a cohesive, organized, engaging, and inclusive learning experience. This webinar focuses on helping instructors re-think the design of an online course with the learner perspective in mind to create an inclusive and equitable course. Using Design Thinking as a process, instructors will create an online course design plan.
While it may be more difficult to involve learners in social interactions in the online environment, social interactions play an essential function in learner satisfaction and persistence in online learning. This webinar focuses on helping instructors design personalized, engaging, and meaningful social interactions to increase student motivation, achieve better learning outcomes, and improve course satisfaction.
September 8: Creating a Sense of Presence for Online Learning
September 22: Managing Online Course Time, Rather Than Time Managing You
September 29: Engaging Online Students Through Design, Motivation, and Support
October 13: Assessing Online Learners Using Interactive and Engaging Strategies
October 27: Designing Inclusive, Equitable, Learner-Centered Online Courses
November 3: Promoting Learner Engagement Through Social Interactions