April 14, 2020
K-State to launch Online Course Design Institute for faculty
As was announced April 13, K-State will continue to offer coursework remotely throughout all of the summer sessions. With that in mind, K-State has created the Online Course Design Institute to support instructors as they transition new courses to the online modality.
The program includes a comprehensive checklist to guide the course design process and is customizable to each instructor's experience and comfort level with teaching online. Program elements also include:
- A self-paced set of materials for instructors who want to work through course design steps on their own — housed in Canvas.
- A cohort-based series of activities to be completed over four weeks — with repeated options throughout the summer — based on the Canvas site materials for instructors looking for more structure.
- A set of synchronous virtual workshops and conversations on a range of topics that those designing an online course can choose to engage in; these will be recorded for faculty to view at a later point as well.
- Continued one-on-one support through the automated calendaring system that launched in late March.
For those interested in the cohort model, there will be three opportunities to complete the program:
- April 20-May 17
- May 11-June 7
- June 8-July 5
To register for the self-paced materials or to join one of the cohorts, visit airtable.com/shrIcNch81UGDJwqp.
The Online Course Design Institute was developed as a partnership between numerous units including Global Campus, the Teaching and Learning Center, iTAC and the Polytechnic Campus as well as other campus leaders. The institute replaces K-State Online Essentials previously offered to faculty.
Questions about this program can be directed to Katie Linder, executive director for program development at Global Campus, at firstname.lastname@example.org.