Online Academy: Course Development (OA:CD)
The Faculty Center for Professional Excellence is excited to offer the 10-day Online Academy: Course Development Intensive for Adelphi University faculty.
During this 10-day intensive Online Academy: Course Development (OA:CD), participants work through a series of modules—featuring both asynchronous and synchronous materials—that prepare them to utilize the frameworks of Backward Design and Universal Design for Learning to create their own online course.
Applying a deliberate design process and leveraging course materials already at-hand, participants create high quality engaging and impactful learning environments for their students. OA:CD assists faculty with the identification of further development needs, and with the training/implementation of various technology tools.
By the end of the Online Academy, participants will be able to:
- Assess and utilize educational technology effectively in the design and facilitation of their course
- Incorporate inclusive, compassionate teaching practices that promote student success
- Apply Backward Design to create a course map that ensures alignment of course objectives, assessments, and learning materials
- Create one or more content modules of their course in Moodle
- Transform in-person instruction into synchronous and asynchronous activities
The Online Academy: Course Development Intensive is a cohorted 10-day intensive asynchronous course. New modules are presented each weekday, and each includes readings, resources, and an applied assignment. Optional synchronous workshops/labs will also be held via Zoom throughout the intensive; these sessions are intended to assist and support course development work. Cohort leaders will be available via scheduled office hours.
Note – Assignments are envisioned with the assumption that you will apply the assignment to a particular course. For this purpose, choose a course to focus upon when considering the assignment instructions.
We estimate that participants will need to spend 2-4 hours per weekday on Online Academy materials and activities; this includes synchronous sessions and individual work time spent on design and creation of course content.
Upon successful completion of the Online Academy (85% or better), participants will be awarded a certificate featuring credentials backed by Accredible.
|Day||Date||Topic||Optional Synchronous Session|
|1||Monday, July 31||Introduction & Getting Started||—|
|2||Tuesday, August 1||Backward Design / Time on Task||Teaching Workshop: The Magic of Alignment: Writing Learning Objectives|
|3||Wednesday, August 2||Backward Design / Time on Task||Course Design Workshop: OSCQR: Adelphi’s Course Design Rubric|
|4||Thursday, August 3||Assessments and Assignments||Tech Workshop: How to Organize your Moodle: Design and Accessibility|
|5||Friday, August 4||Developing Assessments and Assignments||Office Hours: Drop-in Conversation|
|6||Monday, August 7||Creating Asynchronous Engagement & Community||—|
|7||Tuesday, August 8||Learning Activities / Materials / Syllabus Revision||Moodle Workshop: Facilitating Quizzes & Exams Online|
|8||Wednesday, August 9||Accessibility Online||Moodle Lab: Gradebook|
|9||Thursday, August 10||Module Layout & Design||Teaching Workshop: A Recipe for RSI: Baking-in Student Interaction|
|10||Friday, August 11||OSCQR Rubric||Office Hours: Drop-in Conversation|