SLN ANGEL Workshop Topics (Redesigned in Spring 2012) (for new online faculty)
MCC Instructional Design staff recommends the following:
- Instructors interested in web-enhancing a course by posting course materials, handouts, links, and homework assignments; communicating, and creating a manual gradebook are required to take Workshops A-B. (Workshops C and D are optional)
- Instructors interested in developing and teaching a fully online (SLN) course or a hybrid course are required to take Workshops A-D.
- Instructors with previous online teaching experience at another institution should contact the Office of Online Learning to determine appropriate training needs.
Workshop A – Fundamentals of Online Learning
This workshop serves as a general orientation and introduction to online learning. It provides an overview of various models, campus policies, basic design principles, and provides a tour of the online learning environment.
Workshop B – Creating Content
This hands-on workshop focuses on how to create various types of content in online courses. Participants learn how to upload/create a course syllabus, add various types of information, link to outside resources, and create a manual gradebook..
Workshop C – Adding Interactive Content
This hands-on workshop trains participants in the pedagogy and tools associated with student-student and student-professor interaction. Topics covered include: role of discussion in online courses, small-group interaction, creating quizzes and/or providing for online submission of papers and other assignments.
Workshop D – Course Management
This hands-on workshop addresses pedagogical issues of evaluation vs. assessment, providing feedback, and grading student work in an online course. Participants will work directly with tools that support assessment. Topics include: interactive gradebook, managing discussions, grading assignments, and providing feedback.