Please join us for a special event with Tanya Joosten from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Friday, November 14, 2014, Room 50, Milton Hall, at the Teaching Academy.
Designing Blended Courses: Getting Started
Through an examination of the ten basic questions of blended course redesign, participants will reconceive their traditional face-to-face courses for blended teaching and learning. Participants will follow backwards design principles to design a course module, and will learn techniques for integrating face-to-face and online work, and apply them to their own courses. For experienced teachers, this workshop provides a new approach to design a course in order to overcome “course and a half” syndrome and better manage your workload.
Ensuring Quality & Determining Effectiveness: An ELI Focus
As many institutions have invested in faculty development programming and understand that it is pivotal to the success of innovation in course designs and academic programming, there is a need to ensure that the products resulting from these efforts are meeting institutional standards of quality for student learning and other outcomes. We have seen an array of mediated forms of learning (hybrid, blended, flipped, online, self-paced, competency-based, MOOCs, and more) being diffused across campuses and systems, and many of us have been asked to provide evidence of the effectiveness of our faculty development programming to ensure the quality of classes and programs. Administrators are looking for an ROI in faculty development as we are seeing decreases in funding, enrollments, and budgets. This presentation will share an approach to ensuring quality and evaluating the effectiveness of faculty development, including the sharing of resources.
One-Year-Plus Fellowship (1Yr+)
Applications are now being taken for the One-Year-Plus Fellowship (1Yr +) and the New2Online program (N2O). 1Yr+ is a 16-month program that assists faculty in improving the quality of their online course(s) following Quality Matters best practices and by participating in self-selected professional development. Accepted faculty members are notified in late August and the program starts in early September. 1-Y+ Fellowship application: http://extlearn.nmsu.edu/ocip/one-year-plus-apply.cfm
The N20 program is a 16-month program that assists faculty who want to move their current face-to-face course to a blended or online format. The New2Online cohort of participants will learn how to use Canvas as their learning management system, design a blended or online course following Quality Matters best practices, establish content on Canvas, and participate in self-selected professional development. Accepted faculty members are notified in late August and the program starts in early September. New2 Online http://extlearn.nmsu.edu/ocip/new2online-apply.cfm
For more information on either program, please visit the Online Course Improvement Program website at ocip.nmsu.edu. OCIP contacts are Susie Bussmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sandy Johnson at email@example.com , or call 575-646-1650.
The Online/Blended Course Development Camp will be Wednesday, July 16, 9:00-11:00, Tuesday through Thursday, July 22-24, and July 29-31, and is only available to Las Cruces-campus faculty. The camp is 20 hours total with 2 hours online and 18 hours of face-to-face instruction. For more information and to apply, please visit this link http://bit.ly/1nQ6f4X 15 participants will be accepted. Benefits include a $1,000 stipend upon the completion of the program and 30 professional development hours.
Deadline for applications is July 11, 2014.
This event is sponsored by Instructional Innovation & Quality and the Student Technology Fee. For more information, contact Sandra Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply now for the Online/Blended Course Design Summer Camp for faculty (sponsored by Instructional Innovation and Quality and ASNMSU). Participation is limited to Las Cruces campus faculty.
The camp is 20 hours of sessions with online (2 hrs.) and face-to-face instruction (18 hrs.).
- Orientation via Adobe Connect on May 21st, 9-11 AM.
- Face-to-face sessions May, 27, 28, & 29 and June 3, 4, & 5, 8:30-11:30 AM
- Optional Open Labs on camp days from 1:00 – 3:30 PM
Camp deliverables include an online course outline, a syllabus aligned to online instruction, a Canvas home page that welcomes students to the online course, and more. The focus is on getting students started quickly in your online course while designing with accessibility and quality in mind.
For more info and/or to apply: http://bit.ly/1u9U7zk 20 participants will be accepted. Benefits include a $1,000 stipend upon the completion of the program, and 30 professional development hours. Contact Sandy Johnson at email@example.com if you have questions.
Deadline for applications is May 15, 2014.
Online Course Improvement Program
The Online Course Improvement Program (OCIP) is professional development for NMSU faculty focusing on improving the quality of online teaching and learning. It expands on services currently available through the Teaching Academy and Instructional Innovation and Quality.
Professional Development Programs
Services provided by OCIP
OCIP provides NMSU faculty with the following professional development services:
- Peer Review of Online Courses
- Scholarships for Conferences
- OCIP Events
- Online Conference Access
- OCIP Resource Center
- Memberships in national organizations
The goals of OCIP are:
- Assist faculty in enhanced web course design and delivery while reducing student textbook costs.
- Provide faculty instructional design services with a framework that supports peer interaction and encourages best practices for online learning.
- Facilitate participation in national digital content consortiums and relevant communities.
- Create and support a culture of quality for online courses taught at NMSU.
- Develop a scalable, customized professional development model.
The following documents provide data on the events, attendance, faculty participation, and additional information on the overall impact of the larger OCIP program and 1Yr+, which is a targeted professional development program. Both quantitative and qualitative data inform the findings.