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eLearning à la Carte

Learn to design and teach high quality online, blended, or web-enhanced courses. eLearning a la Carte features six, one-hour web conferencing workshops that are attended fully online. Register for as many or as few of these lunchtime sessions as fit your interest and schedule. This series is hands-on and interactive, so each eLearning à la Carte workshop is limited to 20 faculty members. Please register by 5 p.m. on the Monday preceding the workshop.

These interactive sessions will use Zoom, a browser-based conferencing platform. You do not need to create an account to participate. However, as these are interactive sessions, you will need:

  • a laptop or personal computer
  • a headset with microphone
  • a reliable, high-speed internet connection
  • Explore Resources at Illinois State Design Learning icon
  • Web-Enhance Your Traditional Course Design Learning icon
  • Prepare Your Course Overview and Introduction Design Learning icon
  • Design Focused and Effective Online Learning Outcomes Design Learning icon
  • Design a Syllabus Your Students Will Read Design Learning icon
  • Create Consistent Navigation through Sequencing and Chunking Design Learning icon

Wednesday, January 24 • 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

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Explore the full range of resources available to support the eLearning experiences of your students and to save you time in designing your course. You’ll learn about resources supported by Illinois State and determine which ones to incorporate in your curriculum.  Please register by 5 p.m. on the Monday preceding the workshop.

Wednesday, February 7 • 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

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Enhance your traditional course by posting information and resources, delivering content, and fostering student interaction online and outside. In this session, you’ll create an outline of components you typically include in your traditional course. Then, using this outline, you’ll be able to create a plan to organize and manage information, evaluate student learning, supplement in-class materials, interact with students beyond time and space limitations. Please register by 5 p.m. on the Monday preceding the workshop.

Wednesday, February 21 • 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

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Explore methods you can use to help learners get off to a successful start in the course. You will create a draft orientation lesson and welcome letter during this workshop. You’ll leave this session able to explain the importance of providing learners clear instructions. You’ll also be able to develop an orientation lesson for your course. Please register by 5 p.m. on the Monday preceding the workshop.

Wednesday, March 7 • 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

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Examine different taxonomies that are useful in creating outcomes that are measurable, precise, and clear. You’ll analyze course- and module-level objectives for a course you are teaching and make revisions to improve, as necessary. Please register by 5 p.m. on the Monday preceding the workshop.

Wednesday, March 21 • 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

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Identify the major components that should be included in your syllabus. In this workshop, you’ll will draft a syllabus that combines recommendations of University Curriculum Committee and best practices for eLearning. The result: a document that will clarify expectations and guide students through the learning process. Please register by 5 p.m. on the Monday preceding the workshop.

Wednesday, April 4 • 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

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Develop navigation that is consistent, logical, and efficient. Learn how to use techniques like sequencing and chunking to create the hierarchy, labels, and layout for your course. Please register by 5 p.m. on the Monday preceding the workshop.

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