Online institute runs June 2 – July 10, 2020
Synchronous sessions held Tuesdays and Fridays
Tuesdays: June 2, June 9, June 16, June 23, June 30
Fridays: June 5, June 12, June 19, June 26, July 10
Two sections available for synchronous sessions; participants sign up for one section
10 – 11 AM OR 8:30 – 9:30 PM
New Online Program Description
This course design institute, led by CELT and ETS staff, will help you translate your existing face-to-face course into an inclusive, student-centered online course. The institute will be held remotely and follow a format similar to an online course, allowing you to experience synchronous and asynchronous learning from the perspective of a student. By the end of this series, if you complete the activities and assignments, you will have begun to develop a substantial amount of your online course and will have gained the knowledge and tools necessary to continue the development process.
The institute will follow a consistent weekly format, predicted to require 6-8 hours per week. You will gain initial exposure to the weekly topics by engaging with asynchronous, online modules in Canvas. Each week will contain two hour-long synchronous sessions: a deeper dive into the topic and a peer feedback session on the course materials you will develop. You will get the most out of the course if you participate in both synchronous sessions each week. You will be asked to sign up for either the morning or evening section. ETS and CELT will be available during the week to support you as you build your course materials.
Traditional Face-to-Face Course Design Institute
The Course Design Institute (CDI) offers:
A focused format for accomplishing course design.
The tools, the time, and the collegial support to dig in and design or redesign a course.
The chance to interact with a diverse group of colleagues from across Tufts, allowing faculty to share their ideas about teaching and gather new ideas from their peers.
A full set of course design materials that can be used to (re)design courses during and after the Institute.
We recommend that, if possible, participants develop or revise a course that will be delivered the following semester. While it is possible to work on revising a course to be offered immediately, a complete syllabus is not generally developed by the end of the Institute.
Past participants have said:
“It will change the way I design courses. My course design has usually been driven by readings I plan to assign and topics I feel I ought to cover. Thinking in terms of overriding goals and objectives has been very helpful.”
“I will also change the way I do assessment. I had thought of assessment strictly in terms of providing a grade. Now I am thinking of non-graded assessment that give me a better sense of what students have learned and what they are struggling with.”
“[This workshop was strong because of it’s] excellent materials and activities. Very fine presentation of content. Excellent teachers! Also, the really great group of people from many departments- a thrill to meet and work together!”