Online CoLAB Networking Event

This speed networking event connects instructional designers and technology professionals for a fun blast of conversational exchanges! The goals of this event are to:

  • Create a safe and engaging online environment in which participants can meet each other, exchange ideas and build foundations to start conversations and collaborations;
  • Spark collaborations, creativity, innovation and partnerships;
  • Support the participants’ engagement in the TOPkit Community.

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Hot Topics in Online Teaching & Learning

Online teaching and learning continue to grow, and have proven to be important tools in extending access and equity. How do we ensure the highest quality of online teaching, learning, and support? Join two Frontier Set professionals steeped in this work – Flower Darby, Senior Instructional Designer, E-Learning Center, NAU, and Patricia Delgado, Assistant Director, Online and Hybrid Teaching and Learning, FIU – for an interactive discussion about practices and policies in the field.

Description: Online teaching and learning (encompassing wholly online, hybrid, and augmented face-to-face courses) may ‘live’ in different places on different campuses, but the overall goals and challenges align and – if done well – can serve to address access and equity issues. Join two Frontier Set professionals steeped in this work for an interactive discussion about practices and policies in the field. Following brief introductory comments, the audience will be polled for which sub-topic(s) to delve into:

Topic 1: Organizational Roles/Structure: How can/do your various faculty
support units collaborate across the university?

Topic 2: Expectations for online teaching: policy, pedagogy, training,
requirements . . .

Topic 3: Templates or ‘Master Shells’ for courses:
provided/recommended/required? Issues?

Topic 4: Equity & Access: How can online learning reach students who
might otherwise not have access? What makes courses inclusive, and
equitable success possible?

Topic 5: Make Online a Strategic Imperative: How might online priorities
be inserted into already-existing initiatives or strategic plans?

Topic 6: Biases related to online: What resistance to online is raised, and
how do we resolve concerns?

Topic 7: Other