Registration deadline May
20 seats available
Fast becoming an NU tradition, the Summer Institute for Online Teaching (SIOT) draws its faculty participants and facilitators from UNL and UNK.
The Summer Institute takes both the novice and experienced online instructor through the steps of course development, online teaching and online assessment.
The five-week Summer Institute focuses on the development and use of pedagogical strategies, as well as complementary technology tools that facilitate online learning. Participants engage in face-to-face and online sessions, small group discussion, learning activities and optional technology workshops.
The institute is offered online via Blackboard with periodic face-to-face meetings. This modular-based institute is facilitated by faculty experienced in teaching distance education courses.
SIOT will focus on four skills critical to online teaching: planning, communication, evaluation and management skills. Topics will include developing an online course, writing an online syllabus, creating performance-based assessment, planning online activities and resources, initiating and moderating discussion groups and managing a course (time, record-keeping, students). Technology workshops will provide hands-on practice and opportunities to create online course components.
- develop their online teaching skills
- learn how to use Blackboard more effectively
- experience what it is like to be an online learner
- Use principles of instructional design to design/redesign and construct courses using online components or online delivery
- Develop Web-based instructional activities that foster critical thinking and promote student collaboration
- Incorporate effective research-based online pedagogical best practices
- Use blackboard and other technology tools more effectively
- Apply elements of a nationally-recognized quality standards rubric to developing your course.