Center for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning

CATL

Online Teaching Fellows

About OTF

The Online Teaching Fellows program was created to support online instructors as they strive to make their online courses engaging, rewarding and challenging for students. Our Lead Instructional Designer, Todd Dresser, runs our online teaching fellows program during the January winterim period. The blended course covers a range of pedagogical, design and technology topics that are designed to prompt participants to reflect on their online course's impact on student's learning.

The blended course covers a range of pedagogical, design and technology topics that are designed to prompt participants to reflect on their online course's impact on student's learning. Our discussions both online and in-person revolve around the questions below, and many more.

  • How do I know my online students are learning as deeply as my face-to-face students?
  • How can I be more 'me' in my online course?
  • How can I be a more effective online instructor?
  • How can I be a more efficient online instructor?
  • How can I prompt deeper, more interesting discussions online?
  • How do I make my online class more relevant and more authentic for my students and myself?

Following the course, participants can further redesign their online course with the assistance of an instructional designer and technologist.

Call for Applications: Online Teaching Fellows, January 2020

The Center is accepting applications for the UWGB Online Teaching Fellows program.

This program is for those who wish to deepen their engagement with online instruction. Instructors in this program will explore best practices, align assignments with objectives, and learn how to create dynamic courses while maintaining a sustainable workload. This program is for anyone who teaches online or hybrid courses.

 Expectations for the Online Teaching Fellows:
  • Over the course of two weeks, participants will attend four face-to-face sessions that are two hours each. (The sessions will run from 9:00-11:00 AM on January 7, 9, 14, and 16).
  • Fellows will complete online course work in-between the face-to-face sessions
  • Participants will create an online course plan, complete with objectives, activities, and assessments.
  • Most importantly, fellows will explore best practices for online teaching and apply them to their course.

To apply for this professional development opportunity, please submit a completed application to CATL (catl@uwgb.edu). Please put “Online Teaching Fellows” in the subject line.

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 Deadline: November 15, 2019 

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Todd Dresser (dressert@uwgb.edu).