On May 21 and 22 another successful Course Re/Design Institute took place, hosted by the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation, with participation from across the university community. Our cohort of online instructors who are launching new courses or enhancing existing courses joined with the larger group of approximately 40 faculty members, but also explored considerations unique to online course design in a separate breakout stream.
Instructors who are designing fully online courses within the graduate programs or as part of the undergraduate OUCI initiative included:
|Computer Science||Paul Gries|
|Molecular Genetics||William Navarre|
|Historical Studies||Kyle Smith|
|Public Health||Ann Fox|
Another group of instructors focused on hybrid designs, in which total class-time is reduced as selected course components and activities are moved online. (For more information on this format see the recent Modes and Meaning blog post). This group included:
|Public Health||Abdallah Daar|
|Physical Therapy||Sylvia Langlois|
|Study of Religion||Jennifer Harris|
|Human Biology||Maria Papconstaninou|
For our online cohort the process also involved a pre-institute orientation webinar one week in advance of the event. Another unique feature for our online instructors is the participation of their own course builders or educational technology experts as part of a design team process on Day 2 of the institute. The conversations, explorations and considerations of effective course design were very engaging and inspiring, as faculty from across a full range of disciplines shared their ideas and insights. If you are interested in participating in upcoming discussions or considering applying for OUCI funding, please contact Laurie Harrison.