During the summer 2014 semester, the ITS Instructional Design & Learning Technologies Center will offer Blending the Best of Both Worlds.
Blending the Best of Both Worlds is comprised of two independent components that explore the pedagogy and tools of the online and blended environments.
Participants who complete both components of Blending the Best of Both Worlds and submit a completely developed course shell for a quality review will be eligible to receive a course development stipend of $600.
The course design seminar will feature discussions in both synchronous and asynchronous formats. The framework for the course design seminar is the book "Teaching Online: A Practical Guide" by Susan Ko and Steve Rossen. All participants will receive a copy of the book at the first face-to-face meeting.
The seminar begins the week of May 19th and lasts through the week of June 9th. The introductory session for this cohort will be held on Monday, May 19th from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. During weeks 2 and 3 of the seminar participants will be required to attend two of four synchronous face-to-face and online meetings. Participants may choose not only which synchronous meeting they would like to attend, but how they would like to attend (either online or face-to-face).
Other synchronous sessions will take place on:
At the conclusion of the course design seminar, participants will submit an updated, detailed syllabus for the course as it will be taught in an online or blended format.
All teaching faculty and instructors can apply for inclusion in the course design seminar. There will be an effort to provide even distribution of participants from the applicants from the various schools/colleges.
Eligible applicants must have an existing face-to-face course that will be converted into an online or blended course. This course must have the support of the department and school/college administration to be offered in an online or blended format. The newly designed course must be eligible to be offered in the new format by Fall 2015.
An online application for Blending the Best of Both Worlds is available at: https://siue.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_bHJJ7AXwaE9rpQ1.
An application for the course design seminar must be accompanied by:
The application deadline is April 18th, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Late applications will not be accepted. Selected applicants will be notified by April 29th, 2014.
Questions about the program can be directed to members of the ITS Instructional Design & Learning Technologies Center by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (618) 650-5500.