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Course to explore edges of online teaching and learning

The Office of Open Learning is offering a free, open online course that explores non-traditional pedagogies and emerging technologies for online and hybrid teaching and learning.

“Exploring the Edges of Online Teaching and Learning” will start May 27 and run for seven weeks, with a break June 15 to 23 for Reading Week. The course will cover such topics as:

  • theoretical foundations of online and blended learning designs,
  • 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.

“I want instructors to experience, in a supportive learning community, different designs of online teaching and learning,” says instructor Nobuko Fujita, a learning specialist in the Office of Open Learning. “We will experiment with technologies, but the focus will be on ways to foster a more humanistic education online.”

Certificate in Open and Online Learning logoThe 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.

It is open to all UWindsor faculty 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 519-253-3000, ext. 2105.