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Online Courses

Register for Repurposing Digital Media

  • Dates: Session 1: January 20-March 16; Session 2: March 24-May 18
  • Register for: Session 1 by January 16; Session 2 by March 20
  • Enrollment cap: 15 participants
  • Facilitator: Scott Strand

Develop the skills necessary for legally re-using digital media (images, audio, and video) in the classroom/and or Moodle. In this facilitated online distance course, faculty will explore copyright/fair use, creative commons, and digital media sources and prepare and deploy digital media for educational use. The amount of time each participant spends on the course will depend on their technological skills and the effort they put into it. This eight week course will be organized into four 2-week modules.

Course outcomes:

  1. Apply understanding of copyright, fair use, and creative commons in using digital media.
  2. Identify sources of digital media available for re-use.
  3. Adapt someone else's digital media for educational use.
  4. Develop competencies in deploying the digital media for your academic needs.

Register for Designing and Facilitating Distance Courses

  • Dates: February 3 - May 25
  • Register by: January 23
  • Enrollment cap: 15 participants
  • Facilitator: Kara Wicklund

Develop the skills, knowledge and experience to create and facilitate well-designed online distance courses. In this rigorous online distance course which has been designed to function as a class and an exemplar, faculty will be introduced to a systematic approach to developing and teaching online distance courses. Course-work will include reading, watching video lectures, comprehension quizzes, discussion forums, assignments, a presentation, and a final project, which is a fully-formed distance course. The amount of time participants will spend each week will depend on the complexity of the project they are working on and their past experience with educational technology and course design. This 16 week course will be organized into eight 2-week modules. Preference will be given to those who are scheduled to teach a fully-distance course in the coming year.

Course outcomes:

  1. Understand how distance education theory and history contribute to effective distance education practice.
  2. Effectively use a basic set of distance-education-related applied technologies to design and facilitate pedagogically (or androgogically) appropriate instruction.
  3. Utilize a rigorous course-design process that features backward design, detailed documentation, and potential for design collaboration.
  4. Facilitate distance instruction using best practices.

TLT began offering Designing and Facilitating Distance Courses as an online course for faculty and teaching staff early in 2014. Watch and listen to our faculty describe their learning experiences below…


Workshops

TLT offers a variety of workshops related to instructional technology for full- and part-time faculty and teaching assistants. Contact us to schedule a workshop for your department or instructor group. Some of the most common workshops we offer are listed below:

  • Basic Moodle
  • Advanced Moodle
  • Media in Moodle
  • Efficient Grading Methods
  • Managing the Gradebook
  • Turnitin
  • Google Apps for Education
  • Mahara
  • Adobe Connect