The Online Learning Labs are a virtual forum designed to facilitate faculty peer support and hands-on practice, and to provide solutions to common problems in the online classroom.  Topics include active learning, alternative assessments, community building, instructor presence, and much more.

Online Learning Labs are held the 3rd Thursday of every month. Check our calendar for upcoming sessions.

Topics

Here are some examples of what we we will be talking about in Online Learning Labs:

Active Learning in the Online Classroom

Are you looking for ways to get your students more involved in their learning, rather than passively consuming your online lectures and readings?  Join us for this facilitated forum where you and your colleagues will share your own teaching challenges and brainstorm ways to apply active learning strategies in your online classroom.

Creative Alternatives to Traditional Exams

When we design assessments for our online courses we most often think of auto-graded exams in Blackboard, but what if there are techniques that can more accurately reflect what you want your students to know? Bring your ideas and challenges to this conversation with your colleagues, where we will discuss process vs. product, levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy, student creativity, and more.

What would you like to know?

Do you have a specific training need, or do you have expertise you would like to share with colleagues? Submit the Faculty Development Interest Form to let us know.

 

For Faculty Development and Training Contact:

 Email Cheryl Bosarge

 (205) 348-4860

For Technical Support Contact:

 Email Technical Support

 (866) 205-1011