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[T.E.L.L. January] Save Time Online: Strategies for Effective and Efficient Course Design and Online Teaching

Based on the great feedback we’ve been getting from ETUG members on activities for this year, and in keeping with the theme of OPEN begun at last year’s workshop in Nelson, SCETUG is organizing Lunch n’ Learn webinars taking place on the last Tuesday of the month.  No registration is required.

So… when?

Our first webinar is scheduled for Jan 31 12:00-1:00 pm PST on the topic: “Save Time Online: Strategies for Effective and Efficient Course Design and Online Teaching”, facilitated by Royal Roads University Instructional Designer & ETUG Chair, Amanda Coolidge. Amanda will share strategies and new methods for effective and efficient course design and online teaching best practices to help you save time online. Participants will learn and discuss:

  • Online strategies to effectively assess assignments and activities without spending hours on feedback, and
  • Course design principles to maximize efficiency and reduce time online.

To prepare for the workshop, Amanda recommends you read this short article: The Myth of Multitasking by Christine Rosen. http://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/the-myth-of-multitasking

How does it work?

Many of us frequently develop workshops at our institutions. A lot of time and energy goes into the development of the workshop and the materials, but we might only present this material once or twice to members of our institution. This is your chance to RE-USE and share your workshop presentation with a wider community, the ETUG community.  If you have a presentation or a workshop already developed and are interested in facilitating a Lunch n’ Learn or sharing resources you’ve developed get in touch with Leva Lee (leva.lee@bccampus.ca).

Where do I attend one of these Lunch n’ Learns?

Bring your lunch, put on your headset and connect with your computer to the session via our ETUG Collaborate Meeting Room. Guest link: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=727&password=M.8BB0A08544A89B280F30DAB935B03D
The audio of the session will be recorded and shared.


Need assistance with Collaborate (formerly Elluminate) and how to connect? : http://www.elluminate.com/Services/Training/Elluminate_Live!/Elluminate_Live!_V10_Participant_s_Guide/?id=419
Looking for a few good resources on involving a group of colleagues at your site?:
Best Practices for Hosting Blended Events http://www.elluminate.com/Resources/White_Papers/White_Paper_request/7/?id=312  (This is just one example.)
Stay tuned for upcoming Lunch n’ Learn sessions the last Tuesday of each month!
SEE the resources we are are sharing from this session.
This series is part of Opening Education, a BCcampus initiative to bring together individuals interested in open educational curriculum development, publishing, teaching, and administrative practices.


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