UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
This training fulfills UWRF Faculty Senate motion 2017-18/126 Distance Education Qualification articles, 4.14.1 Faculty and Staff Requirements for teaching online courses and 4.14.2 Training in Distance Education. View.
Individuals may participate in the Online Teaching Institute (OTI) to develop a new course or to redesign an existing course for online delivery. OTI will help individuals think through the pedagogy of online teaching in addition to learning more about the technology used to deliver the course.
Individuals may NOT participate in OTI while also teaching, in an online format, the course they are developing through the OTI.
The OTI is a hybrid course with synchronous and asynchronous components. The cohort will meet synchronously, each week for about an hour over 6-7 weeks, early in the semester. The asynchronous modules take 2-4 hours to complete for a total of 10-15 hours. In addition, you will be working on designing your online courses which can take an additional 3-5 hours per week depending on your needs. The completed course design is due within 2 months of starting the OTI.
Six individuals will be selected to participate in the OTI program for each of the Fall, Spring and Summer terms based on their application answers and adherence to the instructions. Preference may also be given to those who have not participated recently.
If you have any issues, please contact fasdb.
Due date for Spring Applications: December 8th
If you haven't received a final email that tells you that your application was sent to the committee, please check on the progress. The application is not considered complete until all parts, including your Chair's signature, have been submitted by 11:59 p.m. on the due date.