Open Enrollment, the annual period when University employees make their benefit choices for the coming year, ends today. This is the only time of year when you may elect or change your coverage for many benefits, unless you experience a…
iSchool offers “Tools and Techniques for Teaching Online” this fall
This fall, the School of Information Studies (iSchool) is offering Tools and Techniques for Teaching Online, a 10-week online course aimed at preparing faculty to effectively design and facilitate online courses. Participants will explore topics in online instruction, including course organization, online communication and discussion facilitation, synchronous and asynchronous learning environments, assessment, and Universal Design for Learning. These concepts will be complimented by overviews of course technology including the Blackboard learning management system and other supplemental technologies useful for teaching online. The primary project will be the development of an actual online course which will be ready to launch at the completion of the semester.
Associate Professor Scott Nicholson and iSchool Director of Instructional Design Peggy Brown, with 20 years of experience in online education between them, will facilitate the course. Guests from across campus with will join the discussion to provide a broad view of the resources available to support online education at Syracuse University, and to facilitate connections among those interested in teaching online.
The 2-credit graduate level course will be hosted on the Syracuse University Blackboard 9 system and will be asynchronous with the exception of a face-to-face orientation session on Friday, September 10 and a synchronous online session in Adobe Connect midway through the semester. The course begins on 9/10/10 and runs for 10 weeks. Remitted tuition benefits apply. Interested faculty should visit the course information page for registration instructions: