The Online Course Design Institute (OCDI) is a four-week program designed to help online instructors develop or improve an online course.
Applications are currently being accepted. Space is limited.
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OCDIs are open to all UWSP instructors. Participants who complete all work and participate throughout the OCDI are eligible to receive $200 in professional development funds that will be transferred to a departmental account. Eligibility is not dependent on the receipt of other CITL funding. OCDIs are capped at 12 participants, and are offered three times each year, during April, July, and November. We suggest that participants work on courses they will be teaching the term immediately following the OCDI so that the course design is fresh. This schedule is designed to allow participants to begin working on courses for the upcoming term and have an additional month to complete development before the term begins.
During the institute, participants learn online course design methods, receive online pedagogy instruction, learn about common learning technology used in online instruction, build a network of online instructors and CITL staff, design/map their online course, and build the first module in Canvas, and also receive feedback and support from CITL staff throughout the institute. Participants are expected to join synchronous meetings and to complete course design work each week. Synchronous sessions for each OCDI will be scheduled based on participant’s availability. We will attempt to schedule sessions to accommodate as many participants as possible. Alternatives will be made available if we cannot accommodate all participant’s schedules.
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