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Online Course Design Institute – Ridgewater College, Hutchinson and Willmar, Minnesota
March 15, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - April 2, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
This 3-week online institute uses Zoom for the synchronous component and D2L Brightspace for online asynchronous content and activities to guide faculty who are creating a new course, want to improve a current course, and change a course to deliver it online. Using the book, Designing Effective Teaching and Significant Learning as a text, author facilitators lead participants through the elements of integrated course design to support effective teaching and provide significant learning for students. The institute also examines how to assess the quality of courses and student learning results can serve in program review and institutional outcome assessment. The course will model how to use many Brightspace tools. Knowing how these tools are used, and the pedagogy for implementation, will help faculty use them in their courses.