CETL Workshops, Presentations, and Training

In addition to regularly scheduled lunchtime seminars, CETL has a range of pre-developed workshops, presentations,  and training that can be offered at the time and place of your choice. We offer presentations in person as well as in hybrid/blended and online formats for the convenience of the faculty.

All regional campuses, schools, colleges, departments, and faculty are encouraged to contact ??????? in order to arrange a visit by CETL staff. We also encourage you to contact us directly in order to customize our outreach to the specific needs of your campus, school, college, and faculty.

GENERAL THEMES
– Classroom Teaching Tips
– Distance Education (Including online, hybrid/blended and flipped courses)
– Educational Technology
– Course and Curriculum Design
– Student Centered and Active Learning Strategies
– Assessment of Student Learning

 

CLASSROOM TEACHING 

20 Teaching Tips
This workshop…

DISTANCE EDUCATION including Flipped, Hybrid/Blended, and Online Courses 

Exploring Online Learning (Offered in a fully online environment)
Exploring Online Learning (EOL) is a two-week asynchronous online short course that provides an opportunity for faculty to experience the online course environment from a student’s perspective. As a result of this online experience, participants will also be able to describe and implement many of the best practices needed to design, deliver, and teach a quality online course. Though the course content and activities are geared toward faculty who will soon be designing and teaching their own online or hybrid/blended courses, all faculty are welcome to participate

Exploring Hybrid/Blended Learning (Offered in a Hybrid/Blended Delivery model starting in Fall 2016)
Exploring Online Learning (EHBL) is a two-week asynchronous online short course that provides an opportunity for faculty to experience the hybrid/blended course environment from a student’s perspective. As a result of participating in this mix of in person and online learning activities, participants will also be able to describe and implement many of the best practices needed to design, deliver, and teach a quality hybrid/blended course.

Flip, Blend, Flend: Alternative Instructional Approaches
This authentic workshop on flipped, blended and flended instructional approaches begins with required participation in an online module via HuskyCT and then attendance at a face-to-face workshop. Flipped, blended and flended approaches will be defined and brought to life using real UConn courses/cases. Participants should come prepared with a course project to conceptually apply one of the instructional approaches. The challenges of each approach will be discussed and reflected upon, as they relate to each participant’s specific project. The workshop will conclude with an explanation of University resources (and beyond) applicable to flipped, blended and flended course development.

Introduction to Hybrid/Blended Courses
This seminar will provide an introduction to hybrid/blended course design. Participants will be able to describe the reasons for wanting to create a hybrid/blended course, explain how this course delivery approach will benefit them and their students, and identify specific pedagogical challenges related to this mode of delivery. They also be able to identify some of the tools, processes, resources, and methods available for creating a hybrid/blended course.

Introduction to Flipped Courses
This seminar will provide an introduction to designing a flipped course. Participants will be able to describe the reasons for wanting to flip a course, explain how this course delivery approach will benefit them and their students, and identify specific pedagogical challenges related to this mode of delivery. They also be able to identify some of the tools, processes, resources, and methods available for creating a flipped course.

Developing & Facilitating Engaging Online Discussions
Online discussions are used to build dynamic learning communities, to synthesize key concepts and to promote critical thinking skills. This session provides tips for writing engaging prompts and successfully facilitating discussion forums.

What does an online course look like?
This informational workshop is designed for faculty interested in developing and teaching an online course. Participants will be able to explain what a well designed online course looks like as well as the steps and standards one can follow to achieve this quality.Participants will also leave better able to explain their options at UConn should they choose to develop and teach an online course.

Facilitating Your Online Course
This workshop is designed for faculty who will be teaching online in the near future and have already designed and developed  their online course. Faculty will discuss the different roles in each phase of online facilitation and identify University resources to assist them in teaching their online course.

 EDUCATIONAL  TECHNOLOGY 
Lecture Capture – Mediasite Training
Mediasite is UConn’s easy-to-use lecture capture and video publishing tool, and can be used to store your course videos. Instructors can use Mediasite Desktop Recorder to capture or upload video lectures, screencasts and tutorials. Instructors can automatically publish to designated catalogs or link to video content anywhere within HuskyCT.

COURSE AND CURRICULUM DESIGN  

Instructional Design Toolbox
During this interactive session, participants will discuss the instructional design process and be able to identify situational factors that impact their course, write course objectives, plan assessments, and plan activities. This hands on workshop is relevant to any faculty member designing and developing an hybrid/blended, in-person, or online course.

EXAMPLES OF HYBRID BLENDED OFFERINGS


 

 

EXAMPLES OF FULLY ONLINE OFFERINGS