We have re-designed the Online Teaching Fellows Program (OLTF) to better serve the needs and time constraints of the URI community interested in Online and Blended Pedagogy. Now, completion of the program will entail 3 sections. You have the option to participate in all three, or to participate in the workshop(s) that will allow you to meet your individual pedagogical goals.
All courses require completion of the Sakai Training prior to enrollment.
ALL OLTF Programs are taught asynchronously online.
OLTF I: Teaching, pedagogy, best practices for online/blended course delivery.
**Spring (March 17 – April 12)
Part one of OLTF is focused on teaching in an online or blended environment. At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to deploy best practices in teaching a developed online or blended course.
Objectives: At the end of this workshop, participants will
- Demonstrate understanding of best practices of online and blended pedagogy
- Demonstrate the ability to create a rudimentary course site in Sakai
- Explain the pedagogical reason behind using tools in Sakai such as discussions, lessons, and gradebook
- Demonstrate awareness and understanding of interactivity in online and blended courses.
OLTF II: Course development/design.
(March 17, 2014 – May 1, 2014.)
Part two of OLTF helps faculty think through the decisions required to transform, redesign, or design an online or blended course – in a community of practitioners and with guidance and deadlines. Faculty who participate in OLTF II should have completed Part 1 or have approved relevant experience.
Objectives: At the end of this workshop, participants will:
- Have designed an online or blended course, ready to launch at least 2 weeks of content
- Explain the pedagogical reasoning behind the tools used in that course
- Participate in an interactive showcase of their courses, available to the university community
- There is a $500 stipend available for faculty who design or redesign an online or blended course and participate in the showcase. (note: for contractual reasons, stipends are paid as summer recontracting
OLTF III: Mentor program….
(Details coming about dates!)
Objectives: This phase of the Online Teaching Fellows program asks faculty to work as mentors within their department or unit for colleagues interested in online and/or blended teaching. As a mentor, you will offer your services as coach, advisor, and/or quality assurance facilitator to ensure best practices are followed across campus. Entry into OLTF III requires demonstration of qualified training and/or experience, and approval of the Assistant Director of Online Learning.
This phase of the OLTF will earn a stipend.
For more information please contact the office at email@example.com or 401.874.9127.