The annual Online Teaching Academy will be hosted by the Kossen Center for Teaching & Learning May 13-24, 2019. This program can be completed entirely online and is best suited for faculty at a beginner or intermediate experience level of online teaching. No prior experience with online teaching is required. Registration is limited to the first 14 applicants. While all W faculty are encouraged to apply, priority registration status will be given to those who have not participated in a previous Online Teaching Academy. Click below to learn how the program has been improved and for registration details.
In response to feedback from the first Online Teaching Academy held in 2018, we have extended the course to two weeks but will keep roughly the same amount of content to allow for more discussion, reflection, and feedback time. The original content is being modified and updated and new content areas include accesibility/Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and SmarterProctoring instruction. The course can also now be completed entirely online with no hybrid interaction required, and a modest stipend will be awarded to those who complete the course.
The academy will involve a mixture of synchronous and asynchronous online meetings and can be completed entirely online. The only face-to-face meeting will be on Tuesday, May 14 from 9:00-2:00 in Fant Library, which will include lunch for those who attend in person. Those who cannot make it to campus may attend that session remotely through Zoom or watch a recording at a later time. The rest of the course may be completed online. Additional opportunities for learning to use different software applications will be available throughout the week on a voluntary basis. Participants will receive a resource book and webcam and those who complete the entire two-week program will receive a stipend of $150.