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Course to explore edges of online teaching and learning

The Office of Open Learning is offering a free, online course for University of Windsor faculty, staff, and graduate student instructors interested in developing their online teaching skills.

“Exploring the Edges of Online Teaching and Learning” will start June 29, and will run for seven weeks, with a break for Reading Week, July 20 to 24. The course will cover topics such as:

  • theoretical foundations of online learning,
  • open pedagogy and open educational practices,
  • ePortfolios for teaching and learning,
  • a brief introduction to virtual and augmented reality, and
  • a critical look at learning analytics.

The course is flexibly designed for busy faculty and graduate students, with asynchronous components and one synchronous, live class a week.

“With the Covid-19 pandemic forcing instructors to teach online for Fall 2020, the course will focus on supporting instructors prepare and teach their online courses in an evidence-informed way,” says Instructor Nobuko Fujita, a learning specialist in the Office of Open Learning. “I want instructors to put pedagogy before technology, humanize their online teaching practices, and engage online students in their own learning.”

The course counts towards the Certificate in Open and Online Learning offered by the Office of Open Learning. Graduates will be recognized at the annual Celebration of Teaching Excellence.

The course is open exclusively for UWindsor faculty, staff, and graduate students, who can register at: https://bit.ly/COOLworkshops.

Direct questions about the course or the Certificate in Open and Online Learning to Fujita at nfujita@uwindsor.ca or message her on Teams.