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FOTD and Beyond

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Faculty who complete three courses and/or activities will be eligible to receive a one-time $500 F.O.T.D. and Beyond stipend upon completion. Faculty must complete within one year from the beginning of their first course. Faculty may be full-time or part-time. You are welcome to complete additional courses without a stipend once you complete the required three. Others with the primary role of staff or students are not eligible to receive the stipend, but are welcome to participate. Don't get stuck on the Event Horizon! Be sure to finish on time!

Once you have completed three destinations, please submit the completion form to request your stipend.

Please note: You must have completed the F.O.T.D. to be eligible for the F.O.T.D. and Beyond courses listed below.

Session Name Session date description registration
Introduction to Voicethread   This one-week course will show you how VoiceThread is an interactive collaboration and sharing tool, allowing instructors and student to add images, documents, and videos. Instructors and students can add comments in various formats: text, voice and video. VoiceThread lets students’ collaboration projects, student Portfolios, and instructors can use Voicethread for assessments. Instructors can use VoiceThread for introductions, presentations, and lectures. MORE SESSIONS COMING SOON
Best Practices in Online Teaching (taught in Blackboard Learn ULTRA)   This one-week course expands on some of the foundational best practices you learned in the Faculty Online Teaching and Design course (F.O.T.D.), namely ensuring instructor presence and establishing clear expectations. The course will also introduce you to additional best practices you may use while teaching online. We will study these best practices in terms of their practical applications to your professional practice while examining when and how to utilize them in your own course. MORE SESSIONS COMING SOON
Pressbooks and Open Pedagogy  

Come join me for a fun, creative two-week course that explores open educational resources and designing open, renewable assignments for your students. You’ll get hands-on experience writing a chapter in a course Pressbook. 

Do you have an interest in writing or remixing open educational resources for courses? Or, have you ever had an idea for an assignment that could become an open resource for the world to learn from? Come check out Pressbooks and learn about other authoring technologies for creating open educational resources. In this course you will design a renewable assignment, based on OER-enabled pedagogy. You’ll get tips on what can help you plan an open assignment with your students and learn about open projects that other faculty have done with their students. 

For more information, please contact Heather Caprette at Hoping you can join us!