Through participation in this online workshop, instructors develop the skills needed to effectively facilitate learning in online environments. The design is based on the Instructional Skills Workshop (http://iswnetwork.ca/) in that activities provide an authentic environment for faculty to learn about and practice skills related to facilitating and assessing learning. There are opportunities for peer feedback as well as reflection on ones’ own experiences as a participant in the course, acting in the role of facilitator.
Enrollment is free and offered to the first 15 participants currently employed at a public British Columbia post-secondary institution.
Questions? Contact Sylvia Currie at email@example.com
Participants should expect to spend 8 – 15 hours during each of the 5 weeks engaged in synchronous and asynchronous activities. Continuous, active participation is necessary to make this course successful for everyone.
The course builds on the fundamental principles of the face-to-face Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW). These principles include:
- participatory and learner-centred — participants form a learning community and support each other’s learning
- a safe, respectful learning environment — you will be encouraged to take risks, be creative, and learn from your mistakes
- feedback-rich — you will be encouraged to give and receive feedback with fellow participants
- reflective practice — you will analyze and critically reflect on the art of facilitation and your facilitation skills
- relevant and meaningful — you will explore the future application and transferability of your learning in this course
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