This Teaching and Learning at a Distance workshop can be used in a variety of ways:
- as a component of a face-to-face workshop.
- as a a self-guided, online workshop.
- as a supplement to a conference presentation.
- as a stand-alone, graduate credit course.
This section of the website was designed to assist those learners who wish to use the materials as an online course.
To learn about the workshop, go to The Syllabus.
To learn about the requirements, go to The Requirements.
To explore the workshop activities, go to The Guide.
Overview to the Course Topics
Part 1 - Focus on Course Content, Organization, and Web Development
- Identifying Elements of Effective Distance Learning Courses
- Designing for Diverse Learners: Motivation, Self-Regulation, Learning Styles and Differentiation
- Organizing Course Content: Structure, Elements, and Formats
- Developing Course Guides: Scaffolds for Learning
Part 2 - Focus on Learning Communities and Communication
- Using Communication Tools
- Establishing and Nurturing Community: Creating Cohort, Cooperative and Collaborative Activities
- Creating Discussion Activities
Part 3 - Focus on Practical, Engaging Learning Experiences
- Creating Alternative Activities
- Creating Alternative Assessments
- Managing Online Courses: A Practical Approach
- Making it Work