The Reinert Center recently held two Online Teaching and Learning Institutes (OTLI) to provide an opportunity for faculty to explore effective teaching practices and pedagogy for online teaching.
Members of the Reinert Center facilitated discussions on course design, assessment and assignments, creating online course materials, and student engagement.
Although the Institute is a great opportunity to learn more about effective online course design, another benefit of OTLI is the cross-disciplinary dialogue that takes place throughout the week. Faculty gain valuable insight from colleagues in other disciplines. The conversations often help provide new insights into online and on-ground teaching as well as generate useful tips on how to engage students.
Ample time was devoted to individual course development, which provided an opportunity to address specific technical and course design questions. At the end of the Institute, attendees leave with drafts of course materials for their online courses.
Although the next OTLI session will not be until next summer, we can schedule OTLI for individual departments and programs. Reinert Center Instructional Developers are also available to meet with faculty to talk about course design at any time. To schedule a consultation, simply complete the consultation request form, which you can find using the following link: https://docs.google.com/a/slu.edu/forms/d/1nPnmAPuuodDle8s-SgwxmtbzLITx17ufe3z6v5OyNgk/viewform