Online Teaching Initiative Support

The Center for Teaching and Learning announces two initiatives in support of Online Teaching and Learning. Please redistribute freely.

Special Focus Curriculum Enhancement Grants in Support of IU Online

Request for Proposals

The IU Office of Online Education will fund Special Focus Curriculum Enhancement Grants(SF-CEG) in Support of IU Online. The purpose of the grant initiative is to provide faculty with support, time, and resources to develop online courses or programs designed to improve student learning and success at IUPUI and IUPU Columbus. A particular priority is for proposals emphasizing graduate and professional level offerings. Proposal submission deadline is April 12, 2013. Click here for the guidelines and application.

Special Focus Curriculum Enhancement Grant Proposal Development Brown Bag

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | Campus Center 305 | 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Terri Tarr | Presenters: Stephen Hundley and Pratibha Varma-Nelson

This session is designed to assist faculty who are interested in applying for a Special Focus Curriculum Enhancement Grant (SF-CEG) in Support of IU Online and have questions about developing the proposal. Information about the Special Focus CEG initiative, the special focus priorities for online graduate/professional offerings, proposal guidelines, and how to write the proposal will be provided. Several aspects of the proposal development process will be covered - including identifying an online concern or opportunity and crafting it into a problem statement, understanding what is currently being done and has been done to solve the problem, designing an intervention, clearly identifying expected outcomes, and articulating how the outcomes will be measured.

Spring Break Online Teaching Series

IUPUI Faculty: are you staying in town over spring break? If so, consider attending our Online Teaching series. We will offer workshops on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday that week (March 12-14). See listings below for more information. Be sure to register soon as seats are limited. Please register for each session you plan to attend.

Session 1 | Moving Your Course Online

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | University Library 1116 | 1 - 5 p.m.
Register» | Organizer: Tom Janke | Presenters: CTL Consultants

In this half-day workshop, participants will discover how to translate the best practices of face-to-face course design to create an effective and engaging online learning environment. In doing so, participants will become familiar with a variety of instructional technologies (e.g. online forums, assignments, tests, etc.) and how they support specific course objectives. The format will be highly interactive, experiential, and collaborative, while focusing on the participants’ unique course needs.

Session 2 | Web Content Delivery

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | University Library 0106 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizers and Presenters: Amy Powell and Erich Bauer

Wondering how to deliver your course material online? In this workshop, explore various tools that make it easy to deliver content online. Participants will work hands-on with tools such as Oncourse Lessons, Modules, Adobe Presenter, and other content delivery methods.

Session 3 | Managing Communication in Online Courses

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | University Library 0106 | 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Amy Powell

Communication is an important piece of online courses for facilitating student engagement, sense of community, and student achievement. Explore the key components and best practices of effective communication for instructor-student and student-student interactions in an online learning environment. Look in-depth at a variety of communication tools and walk away with ideas for using each in a strategic and structured way to increase engagement and communication in your online course.

Session 4 | Creating Online Learning Activities

Thursday, March 14, 2013 | University Library 0106 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Lauren Easterling

Learning activities can be delivered over the web to enhance, supplement and facilitate learning. In this hands-on session, explore online sites to find existing learning objects and learn about creating custom learning objects using tools such as Hot Potatoes and others.

Session 5 | Web Conferencing with Adobe Connect

Thursday, March 14, 2013 | University Library 1125M | 1 - 3:30 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Tom Janke

Acquire the skills you need to facilitate an online web-conference by using Adobe Connect. Participants will gain hands on experience creating polls, working with that chat pod, using video and audio components and other features. Attendees should request an account prior to the workshop, which has an enrollment capacity of 30.

Session 6 | Online Assessments

Friday, March 15, 2013 | University Library 0106 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Register» | Organizer and Presenter: Lauren Easterling

Participants will explore traditional and alternate online assessment approaches. Specifically, particpants work with rubrics, checklists, online tests and surveys, and online learning activities. Attendees will develop rubrics and/or checklists specifically tailored for their online courses.

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