CISTL’s online teaching course is a four-week training course that prepares faculty to teach online. It helps instructors understand what online learning is, how to develop their course content for an online environment, and what the best practices are for online course development and teaching. It also explores such areas as best practices, instructional design, ADA web accessibility guidelines, and internet copyright and fair use. Those who participate in this course will receive a certificate of completion.
Indiana University is a member of Quality Matters, an international organization dedicated to research-supported quality in online course design.
The “Quality Matters: Applying the Standards at IU” workshop introduces you to the foundational concepts behind Quality Matters, as well as to the eight General Standards that make up the QM rubric. It is a hands-on workshop in which you will practice applying the Specific Review Standards of the QM Rubric to an online course in Canvas.
This introductory workshop will help you think critically about your course design, be it online, hybrid, or face to face. Upon successful completion of this workshop, you will have the prerequisite to enroll in the Quality Matters Peer Reviewer Course, and could potentially become a QM-Certified Peer Reviewer.
The workshop lasts about 6 hours total. It may be offered as a single-day workshop or may be offered over three days. It is led by a certified Quality Matters facilitator from IU. Because of the in-depth nature of the workshop, registration is required.
CISTL’s Online Course Development Grant is a twelve-week program (six-weeks of actual class time) that encourages faculty to learn and develop a quality online course. (Faculty teaching technology-enhanced and hybrid courses may also be considered for the grant.) This program helps instructors understand who our students are, how to develop a course using the Quality Matters rubric, ADA accessibility guidelines, internet copyright and fair use, and how to match the appropriate technology and assessment for the course with weekly learning objectives through the Backwards by Design instructional design theory. Those who participate in this program will developed an actual online course. Participants receive a stipend once the course is fully developed according to standards established by CISTL. (QM serves as the foundation for these standards.)
IU Northwest is an and research in high esteem. We believe that there is a symbiotic relation between the two. CISTL invites faculty to discuss in an informal setting the variety of ways they bring (or anticipate bringing) their research into the classroom. Has one’s research affected what they teach or how they teach? Has one’s research affected the classroom experience? Or has a classroom experience affected one’s research? These are just some of the questions that may be explored while we enjoy the fellowship of our colleagues and consume our lunch.Please consider sharing your past experiences with your colleagues, or how you anticipate using your research from over the summer in future courses.If you are interested in facilitating, please email the Center. In your email, please let us know when you would like to present as well as the subject of your presentation. For further information, please contact Tameka White at 980-6755.
"Encouraging Collaboration through the Construction of Study Guides"
Presented by: Maureen Rutherford, CISTL Teaching Fellow
Tuesday, February 26th | 10:00am - 11:00am
Students often request study guides to help with exam preparation, but do instructor-provided study guides actually facilitate learning? A method designed to encourage the construction of study guides by the students will be presented in this workshop. This method combines elements of several active learning techniques, such as collaboration, and was designed to save the instructor valuable time. The impact of this method on student learning will also be discussed.
Accessibility 401 - Applying Universal Design for Learning Principles to Your Canvas Course
Presented by: Megan Reinle, Instructional Design Specialist
Wednesday, October 11th | 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Location: LC330 (Bring your own device.)
In this 45 minute hands-on workshop, learn more about Universal Design for Learning and how to apply Universal Design for Learning principles in your Canvas course. Universal Design for Learning works well for our diverse student population with various learning preferences and needs. Consider designing and delivering your course using a framework that provides flexible instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments in your Canvas course.