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March 28, 2023

Free Online Course Design Institute offered to assist those teaching or developing online courses

Submitted by Trina McCarty

As part of their commitment to support faculty who currently teach or are interested in teaching in online course modalities, Global Campus, K-State Salina and the Teaching and Learning Center are offering an Online Course Design Institute in both the summer and fall terms.

This five-week offering is for K-State instructors and graduate students who are currently teaching or plan to develop an online course in the next year. The institute is offered completely online to provide instructors with an opportunity to experience the learner's perspective. Synchronous sessions will be offered through Zoom, and other course components will be provided asynchronously.

The course covers best practices for teaching online while offering practical applications. Through the course, participants will gain higher confidence in the ability to teach online. Participants completing all requirements will earn a certificate of completion.

This program is based on a Backward Design course building model, which walks participants through drafting course goals and objectives, course mapping, and assignment and assessment design. Participants will engage in five modules.

  • Module 1: Teaching Persona, Philosophy and Practice.
  • Module 2: Fundamentals of Online Teaching and Learning.
  • Module 3: Tools for Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning.
  • Module 4: Student Success in Online Teaching and Learning.
  • Module 5: Assessment in Online Teaching and Learning.

The institute is provided at no cost, but limited seats are available. Basic knowledge of Canvas is required. If you need Canvas training prior to the institute or have any questions about the program, please contact Trina McCarty, instructional designer at Global Campus, or Lisa Shappee, director for instructional design and faculty support at K-State Salina.

The summer 2023 Online Course Design Institute will run from May 30-June 30. The fall 2023 institute will run from Sept. 5-Oct. 6. Those interested in the Online Course Design Institute can register online.