Teaching Effectively Online 2012 Seminar via Blackboard

Seminar Dates:  August 13– 17, 2012
**Registration is Limited**

The Center for Teaching, Learning, & Technology (CTLT) is once again offering its Teaching Effectively Online seminar facilitated asynchronously through the use of the Blackboard content management system. No physical attendance is required, only a computer and internet connection. This free online seminar is work intensive, requiring daily active participation and the completion of posted exercises. Registrants are expected to access and actively participate in the seminar online daily while it is being offered. You are welcome to access the seminar and participate at any point during the day (and as frequently or often) that is most convenient for you. It is recommended that only instructors who have the proper amount of time to dedicate to this seminar partake (approximately 2-3 hours or more per day), as registration is limited and active participation is required for completion.

The main objectives of the workshop are:

  • To determine the characteristics of an effective online instructor.
  • To identify some of the challenges students have getting started with online learning.
  • To examine assessment differently when teaching online.
  • To apply consistency to design and the structure of an online course.
  • To recognize the critical elements of managing a discussion board.
  • To describe Library resources and services available to online students and faculty.

Upon successful completion of the seminar, instructors will receive a certificate of completion. Also, keep in mind that the online seminar is one part of a free comprehensive 3-part Teaching Online Certification program designed by CTLT to empower instructors with the necessary skills to communicate, collaborate and engage students effectively in an online learning environment.  

Please be advised that this seminar is not intended for users to learn how to use Blackboard, but rather focus on the pedagogy of teaching effectively online. Participants must have proficient knowledge of the Blackboard system in order to take the seminar. Take a look below the registration link to see the 5 most frequently asked questions about the seminar.

To Register, please click on the following link: http://appsrv.pace.edu/ctlt/eventmanagementv2/registration.cfm?eid=264.

5 Most Frequently Asked Question Regarding the Workshop:

  1. Do we physically meet somewhere for the workshop?
    A. No, all the interactions related to the workshop are facilitated online through the use of the Blackboard learning management system. All you need is a reliable internet connection from wherever you will be accessing the workshop.
  2. Will this workshop teach me how to use Blackboard?
    A. No, this workshop is not intended for instruction on how to use Blackboard.  It is focused on the pedagogy of good effective online instruction and is intended for faculty who are already comfortable using the Blackboard system.
  3. What time and for how long do I need to access the workshop each day?
    A. There is no specified time to access the workshop each day.  You can access it during a time of the day (and as frequently as you like) that is convenient for you.  There will be daily modules and assignments due each day which we require participants to have completed prior to the start of the next day of the workshop.  Past participants have reported spending from 2 – 3 hours per day on the workshop depending upon the level of activity in the discussion board area.
  4. What is required to complete the seminar and receive a certificate?
    A. Active daily participation and completion of each day’s assignments is required in order to receive a certificate of completion.  Any participant who fails to meet these requirements during the workshop will be removed from the online seminar and invited to participate again during the next offering.
  5. I’m unable to attend this upcoming workshop.  When will the seminar be offered again?
    A. The Teaching Effectively Online Seminar is offered each August and January prior to the start of the Fall and Spring semesters.  Registration is generally opened up one month prior to the start of the seminar.  Please consult the CTLT events page for the next offering.
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