The goal of the Summer Course Redesign Institute is to jumpstart the process as CSUN faculty members redesign their face-to-face courses for hybrid, online, or technology-enhanced delivery.
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The final day featured a variety of reflective activities. Each participant had the opportunity to share their experiences, their future plans for their courses and how they plan to bring what they learned back to their colleagues.
Thanks for a great two weeks!
The day started with an engaging discussion about academic integrity in the digital age. In addition, the participants had the chance to explore assessment, grading options, and learning analytics, along with other advanced Moodle features.
Faculty Development returned to explore active learning strategies and introduce their rich onlineTeaching Toolkit. The participants examined how these activities could be supported or enhanced through technology. Other highlights of the day included a lively discussion on flipping the classroom and integrating the use of social media in a course.
Options for creating eLessons and eTexts — from Moodle to Softchalk to iBooks — were covered in the day's session. The participants had plenty of time to apply the knowledge by building content for their courses and they received one-on-one attention from the FTC staff and experts.
The second week of the Course Redesign Institute got off to a fun start as the participants played a rousing game of Jeopardy! that reviewed the previous week's material. The day focused on how to create content for digital learning environments, including tips on photography, using a variety of multimedia tools, including Explain Everything, Snagit, Camtasia and Echo360. In addition, the participants learned about using Collaborate in synchronous learning environments.
Participants learned about accessibility and universal design from campus experts, including DRES, NCOD, UDC and Tseng College. Participants were provided one-on-one guidance in making accessible course materials. The afternoon was highlighted by an overview of creative tools that can be used to make animations, quick videos, infographics and more. The participants put the tools to the test, building a variety of engaging material to motivate learners.
Day 4 focused on best practices for course organization and then participants engaged in hands-on activities for creating visual interest in the learning management system and beyond. The Library joined us in the afternoon to discuss copyright and fair use and to explore an array of digital resources.
Participants began the day with a lively discussion about teaching in different environments, including fully online, hybrid, and technology-enhanced face-to-face. In addition, they were introduced to an interaction matrix (learner-content, learner-instructor, learner-learner) along with tips on designing engaging forums. The day wrapped with an overview of strategies for building community at the start of a course along with a hands-on session on Do-It-Yourself video to create introductory course tours or welcome videos.
Day 2 focused on sound pedagogy with an overview of the Five Gears for Activating Learning, led by a team from the CIELO Teaching Learning Group. Other key topics and activities had participants delve into the principles of QOLT (Quality Online Teaching and Learning), student learning outcomes, and assessment strategies.
The first day offered an overview of online learning, designing courses with technology, and examining our learners. It also included online polling to bolster participation and spark discussion. In addition, participants received feedback on their syllabi for the course they are redesigning from experts around campus including Faculty Development, Tseng College and Institute alumni.
The 2014 Course Redesign Institute cohort was welcomed by the FTC team and senior leaders, including Provost Harry Hellenbrand, Vice President for IT Hilary Baker, and Senior Director of Academic Technology Deone Zell. The participants had the opportunity to get know each other and hear from experienced Institute almuni.