This summer, Lindenwood Online has continued to offer a course for beginners, Introduction to eLearning, and the Learning Academy has offered guided Professional Learning Community (PLC) experiences for those ready to build on the basics called Taking Online Teaching to the Next Level for those who have mastered the basics. (If you have not had a chance to participate in the course or PLC mentioned above and/or are interested in enrolling in a course about online teaching, SUNY offers this one, which is free and self-paced.) Lindenwood Online is now offering Introduction to eLearning 2.0, a self-paced, professional development course for instructors new to online teaching using Canvas. The skills developed in this course are applicable to all subject areas, course levels, and modalities. To register please email LindenwoodOnline@lindenwood.edu.
The Learning Academy also has collaborated with Lindenwood Online to create and curate on-demand resources for faculty to access as they engage in course design and development over the summer, and deliver courses in the Fall. Resources include templates, video tutorials, links to articles, examples, how-to guides, etc.
During the months of July and August, the Learning Academy will begin to offer live, virtual sessions on pedagogical topics relevant to teaching in online and hybrid formats. Once these are scheduled, you can find information about them on the Learning Events Calendar and in the Digest.
Faculty also have access to individual consultations with various campus support departments.
The Learning Academy continues to offer individuals consultations and is excited to announce a new program for the Summer and Fall to expand our ability to support faculty! We now have six Faculty Consultants for Online Teaching available to their colleagues. Consultants can help you think through course design, provide feedback on materials, share their tips and materials, point you to resources, and more. Read more about the program or schedule a consultation.
Lindenwood Online is available for individual consultations, as well. If you need help thinking through how to design or build your courses, learning to use Canvas functions, or identifying external technologies to enhance your course, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accessibility Services is available to consult on issues of accessibility in any course format.
The Lindenwood Library can support faculty designing and delivering online courses (or any course!) in a number ways. Interested in finding Open Education Resources for your course? Need help with making your readings available to students? Looking to integrate research resources for your students in your course? View this video to learn How the Lindenwood Library Can Help with Your Online Course and contact a librarian to learn more.
The Writing Center offers faculty and students many resources to assist with the successful design and implementation of writing assignments.
The on-demand resources provided to support you this summer, during the Fall 2020 semester, and beyond are organized by the three basic steps to effective online teaching:
- Design Your Online or Hybrid Course
- Build Your Online or Hybrid Course
- Deliver Your Online or Hybrid Course
If there is a topic that you wish to explore that is not covered in the information provided, please feel free to contact the Learning Academy.