Peers, Process and Pedagogy: Sharing Online Modules

Collection of Screen Shots from Module Presentations
Are you interested in (re)developing content for an online audience, but uncertain where to start? This past year a number of instructors headed up project teams to create “modules” projects as part of a new provincial funding program. For many, this toe in the water is just the right place to start.

Online module creation is an effective entry point for content design and development for those interested in providing hybrid or flipped class options but not necessarily fully online course delivery. Unlike a fully online course where all material and interaction is provided online, a module project typically consists of a group of assets (e.g. video lectures, readings, quizzes) or an interactive learning object (e.g. e-authored in Articulate Storyline) on a topic/subject placed online.

Recently, the Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation and Online Learning Strategies Portfolio offered a workshop that explored these newly developed online modules from around the University of Toronto. The workshop provided participants with insight into the processes and challenges of creating an online module, as well as the opportunities for sharing, collaboration and innovation that arise when working in teams.

This “sold out” event explored three major themes:

  1. Working Collaboratively – how does collaboration improve teaching and support your professional development as an instructor?
  2. Pedagogical Innovation – how can designing open educational resources create different kinds of engagement of instructors and students?
  3. Designing, Planning and Sharing – how does articulating design intention and planning for sharing change the teaching/learning process?

If you are interested in learning more about how to create online modules and the insights shared throughout the day you can watch the full presentation.

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