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Workshops for Online Course Design & Use of Technology
 
The SLOAN Consortium provides professional development for educators committed to online, blended, and mobile learning. Workshops are typically one to two weeks of asynchronous online activities.
 
Workshops are made available at no cost, by the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges.
 
The 2014 SLOAN-C workshop schedule is now available at: http://sloanconsortium.org/institute/workshops/2014schedule 
 
Are you intrigued by any of these topics?
 
·        Workload Management Strategies for Online Faculty
·        Writing Effective Learning Objectives
·        Designing Effective Assessment Strategies
·        Developing Rubrics
·        MOOCs: Exploring Learning in Open Courses
·        YouTube for Learning
·        Designing a Flipped Classroom
·        Exploring Interactive Learning Tools
·        Supporting Military Students
·        And more!
 
If so, then an online SLOAN Workshop may be for you. Contact Kathy Bright to sign up: kbright@olympic.edu
 
 
 
For many of us, we find ourselves teaching an online class while never having taken one as a student. If you find yourself in this situation, it's easy to wonder "What makes a good online course?" One of the best trainings out there is Quality Matters. Quality Matters focuses on course design for online class (though frankly, about 80% applies to ground classes as well, so really this is great professional development for anyone!).
 
The QM rubric identifies 8 standards in which to evaluate one's course. The primary workshop introduces instructors to these 8 standards and how to apply the QM rubric. Additional in-depth workshops focus on specific standards. If you are interested in completing this intense, yet incredibly valuable workshop please contact Kathy Bright, kbright@olympic.edu
 
For info on the Quality Matters Workshops, check out this website: https://www.qualitymatters.org/professional-development/courses