Monthly Archives: August 2017

Design and Develop an Online Course

CITL presents these “Online Course-in-a-Box” resources to faculty and instructors who are tasked with developing their own online course with minimal campus support. Online Course-in-a-Box includes online education best practices and the research that supports those best practices, along with templates and other helpful guides.

Source: citl.illinois.edu

The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning offers this very useful set of resources to anyone tasked with creating an online class.  Don’t miss it! 

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Evaluation Instruments and Good Practices in Online Education | Baldwin | Online Learning

After a review of the literature, twenty-eight evaluation instruments currently used to design and review online courses in higher education institutions were collected and divided into categories, based on geographical reach and the type of institution for which they were developed. This study investigates how evaluation instruments used in higher education assess the Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education, and what other items are addressed in the evaluation of courses

Source: olj.onlinelearningconsortium.org

This is a research paper comparing 28 different evaluation instruments for assessing online courses.  

e-Jobs: Online – Humanities Faculty – HigherEdJobs

Education/Experience:
Master’s degree in Humanities or a Master’s degree with 18 graduate semester hours in the discipline from a regionally accredited educational institution.
Applied or practical work experience preferred; 2 years teaching or presentation experience a plus.
Comfortable with technology and its integration in the classroom.
Strong academic and professional record.
Experience in a student-centric and hands-on learning environment.

Source: www.higheredjobs.com

If you have a Humanities Master’s Degree and want to teach online, here’s one for you!

Maryellen Weimer, PhD: A Memo to My Students as the New Semester Begins

To: My Students
From: Your Teacher
Re: A Better Learning Experience

This is just a brief note to let you know how committed I am to making this a good course. But I can’t do my best teaching without your help. So, I thought I’d share a list of things you can do that will make this a better experience for all of us.

Source: www.facultyfocus.com

What a fine way to set the tone at the beginning of the school year. Build a safe community of practice with a welcome letter like this.