February 2021: OCI – Online Course Planning and Development

Preparing Online Legacy Courses for Summer 2021Starting in March, members of our instructional design team will begin reaching out to lead faculty of legacy courses — online courses that were designed and taught in a previous semester — to prepare summer 2021 course sites. If changes or updates to the course design are requested, the instructional designer assigned to that course will contact the Program … Continue reading February 2021: OCI – Online Course Planning and Development

February 2021: Instructional Support – MS Program Support

Instructional Support continues to operate, providing support to MS programs and SPS administrators via Zendesk and Zendesk Talks. Instructional Support is back on campus and also overseeing the Video Assistants and their faculty support. Should you have any questions in person, we are located in Lewisohn 214 from 8am – 7pm. Continue reading February 2021: Instructional Support – MS Program Support

February 2021: Faculty Affairs -Faculty Engagement

Updates for Faculty Communications include: In collaboration with SPS Communications we are presenting a Faculty Web & Social Communications Toolkit during program all-faculty meetings that shares the Faculty Communications framework and best practices for sharing information about our faculty across web and social and the new Faculty and Program Communications form which allows for a more efficient way of gathering information to create drafts for … Continue reading February 2021: Faculty Affairs -Faculty Engagement

February 2021: OCI – General Updates

OCI Team Members to Present at Learning Ideas 2021Domi Enders, Cassie Scannella, and Camilo Irizarry will be presenting at the Learning Ideas 2021 Conference, hosted at Columbia University. Their presentation, “Empowering Collaboration in Asynchronous Problem-Based Learning”, will share how instructional design and educational technology perspectives, along with student data insights, can be leveraged to empower student collaboration using a rubric designed to optimize group dynamics, … Continue reading February 2021: OCI – General Updates

February 2021: Instructional Support – Events Support

Instructional Support continues to support all course or curriculum related program events virtually. Please see the specific breakdown below:    Academic events—course or curriculum related content (e.g., block weeks, intensives, capstone/seminar, student roundtables, lectures, etc.) Curriculum/skills based trainings and workshops Meetings/internal gatherings Provides access to a dedicated Zoom webinar account for programs supporting their own online events and activities Continue reading February 2021: Instructional Support – Events Support

February 2021: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Development

Updates for Faculty Development include: We held workshops on the following topics: Supporting Group Projects Online, Best Practices for Asynchronous Activities, Intercultural Pedagogy, and Designing Effective Learning Experiences. Upcoming workshops include the Science of Learning (2/22, 12-1pm) and Moving Assessments into the Online Space (2/24, 5-6pm). We held a teaching forum for HyFlex instructors on strategies for student engagement, and a general faculty forum on … Continue reading February 2021: Faculty Affairs – Faculty Development