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FTLC Spring 2013 Online Teaching lunch series

Join faculty and staff from across the campus for a casual “brown bag” lunch discussion of online teaching. They will meet once a month to discuss a specific topic (listed below) and any other issues relating to online learning. To accommodate varying schedules, each topic is offered twice monthly.

That group is led by Wade Maki, with online fellows Roy Schwartzman and James Benshoff joining in.

Feel free to attend either or both sessions. Meetings occur in the Faculty Center with coffee and cookies provided by the FTLC. Register here or just show up.

Creative Course Design – Effective course design is the most difficult and important part of online teaching. It is also an evolving process. Join in a discussion about what works, what works better, and what to avoid entirely when designing and improving your online course. Of special significance is an often overlooked question: What can you do online that you can’t do in a traditional class?

Monday, January 28, 1-2 p.m. or Tuesday, January 29, 12:30 pm.. – 1:30 p.m.

Interaction and Engagement – How can you facilitate interaction and engagement with online learners? What roles do discussion boards, blogs, and other tools have in creating an interactive learning community? What sorts of engaging assignments have been tried?

Monday, February 25, 1-2 p.m. or Tuesday, February 26, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Leveraging Technology – How do UNCG faculty creatively utilize technology in online courses? Several faculty members will share how they use technology to promote online learning. Come see and discuss the creative and cutting edge tools used by UNCG faculty.

Monday, March 25, 1-2 p.m. or Tuesday, March 26, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Problems, Solutions, and Unresolved Obstacles to Online Success – The final meeting of the semester will focus on identifying particular problems faced in online instruction and potential solutions. Discussions of unresolved obstacles (pedagogical, technological, and institutional, etc.) will be of special focus.

Monday, April 15, 1-2 pm or Tuesday, April 16, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Questions or suggestions: Contact Wade Maki, FTLC Online Learning Fellow, at w_maki@uncg.edu