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Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) MOOCow May 14 - June 27, 2014

  • 14 May 2014
  • 2:00 PM
  • 23 Jun 2014
  • 3:00 PM
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Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B)
Date: May 14 - June, 27, 2014 
Time: All sessions are scheduled for Eastern time.

Presenters; Steve Gilbert, Beth Dailey, and Others


Teaching Online for Beginners (TOL4B) is a Massive Open Online Course or Whatever (MOOCow) designed to help you, as a successful faculty member in higher education, begin to teach entirely online or include more online resources and activities in your courses. Video Overview

You care about your students and their learning. You are busy and will continue to be busy. By sampling available options, benefits and drawbacks to teaching online you will cross the starting line. You will experience and experiment with a variety of easy to learn, reliable, widely accessible and least expensive tools and resources and strategies related to creating social presence and building community online

You will realize teaching and learning online does not necessarily mean teaching and learning alone, does not require being overworked, giving up your best teaching or losing meaningful contact with students. It can be satisfying and fun.

The "Action" path through the MOOCOW is designed to help you achieve a variety of learning outcomes which includes producing a mini self-introductory video which will become part of a more complete introductory unit in an online course, as per rubric, as well as a plan for crossing the starting line to further enhance online teaching knowledge and skills.

You may also want to chose a Design It Yourself (DIY) path to meet your own learning goals.

MOOCow Schedule

 Weeks & Topics  Wednesday Webinars & Twitter Chats  FridayLive Webinar
Dates & Topics
 Week of 5/11-17/14
Getting Started
 May 14
Orientation to MOOCow Tools
 May 16
MOOCow Introduction
Expand your Online Personal Learning Network
 May 23
Recommended Practices for Building Community Online for Teaching and Learning
Student Feedback
 May 28th:
Twitter Chat: Continue conversation w/ Veteran OL Faculty (Building Community, LMS, …?)
 May 30
Using Online Student Feedback
Create a Mini Self Intro Video: What? and Why?
June 6th:  
Video Self-Introductions for Teaching and Learning Part 1: critiquing and discussing in small online groups

Create a Mini Self Intro Video: How?
June 11th:
Twitter Chat: Continue conversation re: self-intro video

June 13th:
Video Self-Introductions for Teaching and Learning Part 2: Screencast-O-Matic and YouTube Demonstrations
Create a Mini Self Intro Video: More Considerations
 June 18th:
Learning More about Planning, Producing, Editing and Publishing Self-Intro Videos
June 20th:
Copyright and Accessibility Considerations for Videos Developed by Faculty and Students
 6/22 and beyond

Epilogue: Activate Your Plan to Cross the Starting Line


June 27th suggested timeline for completing self-intro video and next steps

MOOCOW = Massively Open Online Course (Or Whatever) -- designed to capture the flexible and experimental nature of this course.    

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