Faculty Technology Center Coffee Talk
Developing an Online Course: Voices of Experience
Are you teaching an online or hybrid course? Are you wanting to enhance your face-to-face course? Join us for our upcoming Coffee Talk. Presenters will share their experiences in teaching online, offer tips and suggestions on what to do, what to avoid, and how to enhance your course.
Dr. Brian Bourke, from the School of Education, will discuss how developing an online course involves a great deal more than a simple conversion of a face-to-face course to an online medium. Going through the process of online course development has helped him think critically about his teaching and ways that he can enhance the student experience, both online and face-to-face. He describes this process as being “more of a conversion experience for me than for the course.”
Dr. Krishnaswamy Nandakumar, from the Department of Chemical Engineering, will demonstrate and discuss the technological tools that he uses in the classroom which enable the students to learn more effectively. These include the use of PDF annotator, Adobe Connect, Camtasia, YouTube and Moodle.
Dr. Michelynn McKnight, from the School of Library and Information Science, will discuss her experiences with small synchronous graduate seminars through Adobe Connect. She explains “the opportunity for interaction with guest speakers from anywhere can't be matched in any other environment.”
The Coffee Talk will be held on Tuesday, March 26th from 11:00am-12:00 noon in the Faculty Technology Center (109 Middleton Library). There will be time at the end for questions and discussion among attendees. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.