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Workshop Program

All times are listed as Eastern Daylight Time.

Note: This workshop has already taken place. See the program below for links to presentations, links, discussions, and workshop material downloads.

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Jump down to: Day 1: Wed, May 26 | Day 2: Thu, May 27| Homework for the week| Day 3: Thu, June 3 | Day 4: Thu, June 4

Pre workshop preparation:




Day 1: Wednesday, May 26

11:00-11:15 Workshop introduction

11:15-12:00 Introduction to effective course design

  • Barb Tewksbury: What does it mean to "rethink" a course? (PowerPoint 769kB May26 10) (Watch the screencast (Flash Video 54.3MB Jun3 10))
  • Individual work on the "What do you do?" question: post to Elluminate chat as you work, if you wish, and call back in at 11:45.
  • Brief discussion of questions that emerged during individual work.

12:00-1:00 Course context and audience

1:00-1:45 Instructions for setting overarching goals

1:45-2:15 Individual work - first draft of overarching goals

  • Go to the Participants Page and click on the link to course goals next to your name.
  • John McDaris: How to edit workspace pages
  • If you want to see commentary on each of the "practice goals" on the worksheets, you can go to the goals practice section of the Online Course Design Tutorial.
  • Complete the first draft of your overarching goals and add them to your workspace page by 2:15, and call back in at 2:15.

2:15-3:00 Commentary on other participants' overarching goals

  • Access other participants' goals pages via the Participants Page, and provide feedback on each participant's goals draft by entering comments in the "Add to the Discussion" box at the bottom of each person's goals draft workspace page.
    • Do the goals meet the criteria?
    • What suggestions do you have for improving wording or focus?
    • What do you particularly like about the goals?
  • Call back in at 3:00.

Homework for Thursday:

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Day 2: Thursday, May 27

11:00-11:10 Preview of the day

11:10-11:50 Small-group discussions of revised goals (PowerPoint 782kB May27 10)

  • Keep Elluminate on, but hang up the phone; call back in using the access code for your group listed below:
    • Group 1 Access Code: 22235699 (Srogi, Cardace, Bartley)
    • Group 2 Access Code: 55442755 (Lobegeier, Kelly, Bradford, Conklin)
    • Group 3 Access Code: 65846187 (Buchanan, Stutz, Cull)
    • Group 4 Access Code: 24386965 (Montgomery, Joseph, Rojas, Mamo)
  • Each person will have 10 minutes to receive feedback from the group on revised goals.
  • Groups should hang up from group discussion at 11:50.

11:50-12:15 Break; optional discussion via Elluminate chat

  • Call back in to main access code at 12:15.

12:15-2:15 Assignment/activity review

2:15-2:30 Setting ancillary skills goals

2:30-3:00 Choosing content to achieve overarching goals

Homework over the next week:

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Day 3: Thursday, June 3

11:00-11:30 Preview of the day and general Q&A

  • We'll try to answer any questions that have come up over the week that you've been working on your course!

11:30-12:30 Assessment

12:30-1:00 Break; optional discussion on Elluminate.

1:00-2:30 Small-group work on assignment/activity design

  • Participants can choose to work on their own or join a group phone call on a particular teaching strategy. Barb and Char will offer tips at the start of each session listed below.
  • Keep Elluminate on, but hang up the phone; call back in using the access code for the working group you want to join:
    • From 1:00-1:45: tips and tricks followed by discussion, answers to questions, and advice on ideas and plans
    • From 1:45-2:30: tips and tricks followed by discussion, answers to questions, and advice on ideas and plans
      • Concept Sketches - Barb
      • Writing Assignments - Char

2:30-3:00 Instructions for final posters

  • Call back in to Elluminate using the main number and access code

Homework for Friday:

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Day 4: Friday, June 4

11:00-11:10 Preview of the day and and instructions for poster session

11:10-1:30 Poster session with feedback

  • Link to the Final Course Posters and Final Activity Posters via the Participants Page, and make comments in the Discussion Thread at the bottom of each page.

1:30-1:45 Tips for Making it Work (PowerPoint 772kB Jun4 10) (Watch the Screencast (Quicktime Video 209.5MB Jun4 10))

  • Call back in to Elluminate using the main number and access code

1:45-2:30 Individual work

2:30-3:00 Workshop wrap-up

  • Call back in to Elluminate using the main number and access code (Call-in #: 1-800-704-9804, Access Code 78331341).
  • Complete the end-of-workshop evaluation.


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