Center for eLearning

March for Best Practices

March For Best Practices

The Center for eLearning is marching for best practices this spring! Join us at our March events to learn some of the best practices used daily by Faculty and the eLearning team to provide quality online education at CSU. You can register for any of our events listed below!

*Part of the FOTD and Beyond series of workshops.


March for Best Practices Events!

Please use the links below to see details for our March for Best Practices events. You may participate in as many events as you like, but please note that the IYOC and FOTD will max out at 12 and 25 participants, respectively. Please keep in mind that registration for the IYOC and FOTD will be first come, first serve!

Event Date

Open Pedagogy and Pressbooks*

Monday, March 2nd - Monday, March 16th (Online)

Faculty Online Teaching and Design Course (Accelerated)

Sunday, March 8th - Sunday, March 15th (Online)

Impacting Learning and Student Satisfaction Through Feedback and Presence*, featuring Aaron Johnson, author of the text, Excellent Online Teaching: Effective Strategies for a Successful Semester Online

Teaching Online for Beginners

Motivating Online Students, Providing Students with Feedback

Instructor Presence in the Online Classroom


Resources

File Teaching with Zoom - Teacher Essentials

File Teaching with Zoom - Student Essentials

PDF icon Contribution to the Online Learning Community Rubric

File Webinar Resources

Improving Your Online Course*

CANCELLED


Monday, March 2nd - Monday, March 16th - Open Pedagogy and Pressbooks* (Online)

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.

Register today!


March 8th - March 15th: Faculty Online Teaching and Design Course (FOTD)

This facilitated online course provides an orientation to teaching online at Cleveland State and focuses on best practices for designing an online course. Participants will gain hands-on experiences in organizing a course and developing a learning module. This is a one-week accelerated offering. Prior participants have said this was also a great opportunity to have an experience as an online student!

You can find further details on this course on the FOTD webpage or register today.


March 20th: Impacting Learning and Student Satisfaction Through Feedback and Presence*

NOW HOSTED THROUGH BLACKBOARD COLLABORATE

Day and Time: March 20th, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Keynote Presenter: Aaron Johnson, author of the text, Excellent Online Teaching: Effective Strategies for a Successful Semester Online

Session Title: Strategies for a Successful Semester Online by Aaron Johnson.

Session Description: The two things learners value most are professor engagement and feedback on their work. We might think of this as the 80/20 of student satisfaction--and perhaps learning--in the online classroom. We will start our time together reflecting on what motivates our instruction. In part two, we'll shift from the why of teaching online to the how of providing students with feedback. In our third, and final, segment we'll explore best practices, tips, and tools for professor presence in your courses. Our time will be a blend of direct instruction, small group discussion, and Q&A.

Biography: Aaron Johnson is the author of the text Excellent Online Teaching: Effective Strategies for a Successful Semester Online. Aaron began his career teaching for a private high school in Ohio.  He currently resides in Colorado where he is the Associate Dean of Educational Technology at Denver Seminary. As a technical advisor and faculty developer, he spends his days helping faculty to create better online classes and to become better online teachers. His area of expertise is in creating community and facilitating relationship within the online classroom.   

Connection to Cleveland State University: Aaron Johnson’s book, Excellent Online Teaching, is a succinct guide that is being used for faculty development at Cleveland State University in the course titled, Best Practices in Online Teaching. This practical text is an online teaching guide being used at universities and high schools across the country. It is a straightforward, quality blueprint for how to teach online. Drawing on nearly a decade of teaching online, and many years working as a technical adviser and faculty developer in higher education, author Aaron Johnson walks faculty through sixteen distinct characteristics of excellent online teaching.


Agenda:

10:00am - 11:00am: Teaching Online for Beginners

Recording Link: https://csuohio.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=df4d8eba-dfa6-4132-98fa-ab850046837b

This webinar is intended for those who are relatively new to teaching online.  Shifting gears in the middle of the semester is a challenge for faculty and students.  Attend this webinar to learn some basic online teaching practices that are easy to incorporate into your instruction, but can help motivate and engage your students, make use of remote communication, and support student success.

11:30am - 12:30pm: Motivating Online Students, Providing Students with Feedback

Recording Link: https://csuohio.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=8cdaa789-ca95-4960-8a76-ab850036f1fc

In this webinar, we will begin by examining motivation for our online instruction – the “why” for teaching online – we will reflect and connect with what motivates us. Then we shift from the why of teaching online to the how of providing students with feedback. What does the research says about feedback; what are some tools and tips for rich and helpful online feedback?

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Instructor Presence in the Online Classroom

Recording Link: https://csuohio.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=cdcc260a-e416-416f-9e07-ab8500443691

In this webinar, we will explore best practices, tips and tools for instructor presence in your online course. We’ll examine the language of professor presence. Perceiving professor presence through the eyes of the students.


March 27th: Improving Your Online Course* (IYOC) - CANCELLED

We will rescheduling this event. Please check back for updates.