Webinars & Classes

As part of OIA’s mission to build capacity for excellent teaching on our campus, we offer a wide variety of workshops, webinars and facilitated online mini-courses to individuals who teach for the UA.

All of our professional development offerings incorporate Universal Design principles. Registration for these offerings includes space for participants to request any disability-related accommodations that will facilitate their full participation, such as ASL interpreting, captioned videos, Braille or electronic text. Please use the Contact Us link to ask any other questions about the accessibility of our offerings.


Preparing for Faculty Job Application Series Fall 2020

 

This 6-week participatory workshop series focuses on the academic job market and will cover career pathways within academia and higher education, strategies for creating materials unique to faculty positions, and preparing for the academic interview and job talk. The series will conclude with an application materials review session where attendees can get feedback on materials drafted throughout the series.

 

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EXTERNAL WEBINAR SERIES

Open Access Technologies is excited to announce upcoming webinar series and you are invited! Here are the webinars and dates:

* Accessible InDesign, September 24th at 1pm ET
* Basics of Tagged PDFs, October 15th at 1pm ET
* Easy Guide: Writing Alt-Text, November 12th at 1pm ET

Webinar Recordings

These are recordings of live webinars that took place during the Spring 2020 semester and Summer 2020.  All recordings are of Zoom sessions.

The 2020 Mini-Course schedule below is subject to change, as we evaluate how best to meet instructors' needs for the fall semester.

You can expect to spend about an hour a day on the content for these online mini-courses. Where indicated below, some include synchronous meetings, but most of the work for these will be at your own pace. Registration for Mini-Courses opens approximately three weeks prior to the start date.

 

Dates Mini-Courses
September 21-October 2, 2020

Intentional Learning Relationships Registration is closed.
This two-week, fully online mini-course introduces strategies for intentionally building and strengthening instructor-student relationships. We will focus on the online and hybrid learning contexts of the COVID-19 pandemic and explore several factors that impact building effective learning relationships at this time. Drawing from a cultural humility perspective, the course integrates contributions from culturally responsive teaching, intercultural teaching competence, trauma-informed pedagogy, and anti-racist work. The course will focus on both foundational reflections and active application to participants’ course materials. Your expected time investment is 1 to 2 hours per day during the regular work week. This course includes four optional live discussions on Zoom, each Tuesday and Thursday 11 am to 12 pm.

 

Dates Mini-Courses
January 2021

Fine-Tuning Your Course as a Road Map for Learning
This 5-day, fully online mini-course allows instructors to refine an existing course plan and syllabus. Using the methodology of backward design and the principle of alignment, participants will revise and peer-review the learning outcomes, assessment plan, and other aspects of their courses to create an effective “road map” for learning via the course syllabus.

January 2021

Course-Level Assessment
This five-day online mini-course introduces assessment strategies and techniques that can be implemented at the course level to measure student learning, course design, and teaching practices.

January 2021

Effective Online Discussions
This five-day online mini-course introduces strategies for designing and facilitating effective online discussions that expand student exposure to curriculum, deepen learning, and increase student engagement.

February 2021

Building Communities in Online Courses
Participants in this fully online five-day mini-course will conceptualize community in online environments while exploring tools, techniques, and activities that support student-to-student and student-to-instructor connectedness.

March 2021

Introduction to Teaching Online
In this 14-day online mini-course, participants will experience taking an online course while learning about methods, tools, and best practices for teaching hybrid and fully online courses. Registration will be capped at 40 participants.

April 2021 Reimagining Slides
This five day online mini-course will invite participants to dust off those text heavy, bullet point laden lecture slides and reimagine the power and purpose of what is projected on a screen.

July 2021

Collaborative Learning
In this two-week, hybrid mini-course, participants will learn about, plan, and practice using evidence-based, active and collaborative learning strategies for teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses.

July 2021

Introduction to Teaching Online
In this 14-day online mini-course, participants will experience being a student in an online course while learning about methods, tools, and best practices for teaching hybrid and fully online courses.

July 2021

Effective Online Discussions
This five-day mini-course introduces strategies for designing and facilitating effective online discussions that expand student exposure to curriculum, deepen learning, and increase student engagement.

July 2021

Teaching a Large Online Course
This five-day online mini-course introduces instructional strategies and techniques for teaching large fully online courses.

July 2021

Building Communities in Online Courses
Participants in this 1-week, fully online mini-course will discover the impact that instructor presence, collaboration, personalized learning and social networking can have on the development of community in your online and hybrid courses. Participants can expect to spend 1-2 hours per day exploring content and participating in activities.

July 2021

Interactive Videos with PlayPosit
This course uses a scenario-based approach to introduce pedagogical best practices for using interactive videos in online education. Participants explore the uses of interactive videos in promoting deeper thinking, assessing student learning, and sharing feedback. Participants will practice creating interactive videos or "bulbs" using PlayPosit, and later share their work for peer review and feedback. The course duration is one-week long and contains four (modules). Each module follows a similar format: starting with a scenario description, then moving to best practices and PlayPosit "how tos", and finally end with an exercise creating bulbs. The time commitments for the course is approximately 8-10 hours per week.

August 2021

Fine-Tuning Your Course as a Road Map for Learning

NOTE: This mini-course will be offered as a webinar series this August. Please check back for the webinar schedule.
This 5-day, fully online mini-course allows instructors to refine an existing course plan and syllabus. Using the methodology of backward design and the principle of alignment, participants will revise and peer-review the learning outcomes, assessment plan, and other aspects of their courses to create an effective “road map” for learning via the course syllabus.

August 2021 Reimagining Slides
This five day online mini-course will invite participants to dust off those text heavy, bullet point laden lecture slides and reimagine the power and purpose of what is projected on a screen.
August 2021

Intentional Learning Relationships, Pandemic Edition
This two-week, fully online mini-course introduces strategies for intentionally building and strengthening instructor-student relationships. We will focus on the online and hybrid learning contexts of the COVID-19 pandemic and explore several factors that impact building effective learning relationships at this time. Drawing from a cultural humility perspective, the course integrates contributions from culturally responsive teaching, intercultural teaching competence, trauma-informed pedagogy, and anti-racist work. The course will focus on both foundational reflections and active application to participants’ course materials. Your expected time investment is 1 to 2 hours per day during the regular work week. This course includes four optional live discussions on Zoom, each Tuesday and Thursday 3:00 to 3:45 pm. 

TBD

Introduction to Teaching Online
In this 14-day online mini-course, participants will experience taking an online course while learning about methods, tools, and best practices for teaching hybrid and fully online courses.

TBD

Reimagining Online Lectures
This five day online mini-course will invite participants to reconsider the construct of “lecture” as it relates to online teaching and learning. Participants will explore ways that online content might be created and delivered.

TBD

Designing Effective Writing Assignments and Rubrics
This mini-course includes a face-to-face session, TBD.
Participants in this 5-day mini-course will learn strategies to design (or redesign) a writing assignment for maximizing student engagement and success. This mini-course is paired with a face-to-face workshop focusing on developing a fair, effective, and efficient rubric for your assignment.

The OIA has also created several mini-primers, which are short introductions to various teaching and learning topics, and include links to additional resources. A list of our mini-primers is available on this Mini-Primers page.