This series of customized trainings on equitable online education is designed for educators of different roles and across discipline groups to engage in a series of topics related to the development and facilitation of quality instruction offered in digital learning environments. The trainings are broken down into three discrete workshops tailored to the following respective populations:
Each workshop is designed to be taken completely asynchronously within a fully-online and self-paced environment. The workshops can be completed on your own time and should take you about 10 hours to complete the core content, with options to dig deeper into critical topics that may be of interest based on your unique goals and needs. Additionally, the workshops include facilitator guides that offer ways in which you might complete these trainings as a cohort of colleagues within your institution, providing suggestions for how you can create a small community of practice around the self-paced instruction.
This workshop is geared towards the accelerators and ambassadors of online learning at their institutions, often working closely with faculty to support them in the design and facilitation of their courses. Participants include a broad collection of digital learning leaders and advocates from the NWCCU institutions whose roles might include: 1) online learning program staff, instructional designers, faculty developers, and related Center for Teaching and Learning personnel; and 2) faculty leads, program heads, and department chairs with influence over online, blended, and digital learning
Target Audience: This workshop is developed specifically for the staff and faculty ambassadors of online teaching and learning at each of the institutions, as well as other critical stakeholders.
Outcomes – At the completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:
Topics Covered – The workshop is broken down into a series of topics that broadly fit within three stages of the online course lifecycle – design, facilitation, and assessment. This includes (but is not limited to) lessons and guidance on the following areas:
This workshop is best suited for faculty members from all disciplines charged with building and/or facilitating instruction in digital learning environments at NWCCU member institutions. Instructors can have any level of expertise with online, blended, and digital learning, including those who are brand new to quality, equitable online instruction.
Target Audience: This workshop is for faculty, staff and administrators who are new to online, blended, and digital learning, and are looking for faculty development on the essential elements of quality digital learning.
Outcomes – At the completion of the facilitated workshop or after utilizing the self-paced resource toolkit, participants will be able to:
Topics Covered – Both the facilitated workshop and the self-paced resource kit will offer foundational instruction on the key components of and approaches to quality online instruction, as well as opportunities to dig deeper into connected topics that promote engaged online learning
This workshop provides instruction for those looking to advance institutional transformation through digital strategy that centers quality and equity. This workshop is tailored to Provosts, Vice Provosts, Directors, Deans, and/or any other NWCCU member institution leadership roles charged with supporting, enhancing, or building digital learning environments.
Target Audience: This program is developed specifically for the leaders responsible for digital learning at the respective NWCCU member institutions, as well as other critical stakeholders as identified by those leaders.
Outcomes – At the completion of the workshop, leaders will be able to:
Topics Covered – The workshop is broken down into a series of topics that encompass the creation of a framework and foundation for digital strategy across the institution that centers quality, equity, and access. The workshop curriculum focuses on institutional support and strategic actions for aligning the organization’s mission and vision to the operationalization of digital strategy. This includes (but is not limited to) lessons and guidance on the following areas:
Once you determine which workshop(s) works best for you, you will register for the self-paced workshop(s) to gain access to the course built in the LMS, Canvas.
Once the workshops open, you will have open access through the end of 2023. You can choose to complete the workshop(s) in a focused period of 10 hours within a week or two, or spread out your engagement with the topics throughout the year
To register, you will need to create an account on OLC’s website, log-in and click on the registration link below for the workshop you would like to register for:
Once you register, you will get an email with information on next steps.Please note that the deadline of November 30, 2022 is no longer applicable as this course will remain open until the end of 2023.
For questions about this workshop series, including how to register, please feel free to contact NWCCU’s Director of Educational and Institutional Initiatives, Jordan Kamai, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you need technical assistance, please contact the OLC workshop support team at email@example.com.