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.
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.