The Provost’s Office has brought together resources from around the university to support the necessary ongoing professional development of faculty to help with the development of online course curriculum. The following workshops and resources have been created to help faculty better prepare to teach online. Educators will learn online pedagogical principles and develop proficiency with a variety of technologies.
To further organize all professional development opportunities across campus that relate to learning online pedagogical principles and developing proficiency with a variety of MSU technologies, please reference this playlist on #Iteachmsu Commons. Check back frequently as new opportunities will develop throughout the semester.
To help support faculty members continuing professional development, we are offering programs that were very popular this summer. The SOIREE workshop will be offered March 1-5 and includes synchronous and asynchronous work. There are one-hour synchronous Zoom sessions at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. every day. The hope is that participants will join all eight synchronous Zoom sessions and complete asynchronous work outside of the Zoom sessions. To sign-up for SOIREE, please complete the following form. We are limiting this workshop to a total of 200 people on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration deadline is two weeks prior to its start date, on November 16.
ASPIRE is entirely self-paced and will guide you through the processes and issues you'll need to address in order to develop an online version of your course. Since there is no one way to develop an online course or teach online, our goal for you is to help you make informed choices based on your own particular needs and contexts.
The Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology is supporting two assessment workshops in March: Assessment Options Beyond the Exam and Exam Design.
To register for either or both workshops, please access the link here.
MSU educators are invited to participate in a workshop about giving meaningful feedback to students. This workshop is open to veterans of the Fall 2020 three-part series and new attendees who are interested in learning about strategies and tools for meaningful feedback.
The workshop aims to provide educators with an interdisciplinary space and community to consider ways of providing effective and meaningful feedback to students. The professional development provided will offer peer-to-peer interaction with information and discussion that considers feedback strategies and tools across disciplines. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about strategies and tools for providing feedback to students, exchange ideas about feedback, and practice and implement ideas about feedback for course design, pedagogy, and practice.
By participating in this workshop, participants will be able to:
The Meaningful Feedback Workshop will take place on Friday, February 26, 2021 from noon-2 p.m. EST.
The Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology is supporting a new Online Engagement & Community Building workshop on March 12 from 12:00-1:30 PM. This workshop will be led by Dr. Ellie Louson (Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology and Lyman Briggs College) and Dr. Melissa Usiak (College of Education). During the workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about engaging your students in the online environment and creating a community online. Facilitators will answer questions and share resources, and you’ll also talk with peers and share what works or doesn’t work for you. You’ll walk away with at least one strategy to try in your course. For anyone who previously completed SOIREE, this workshop will go more in depth and build on the strategies covered in SOIREE.
This #iteach playlist offers a collection of quick start guides to get you going quickly with online and distance teaching, as well as how to get help when you need it.
This page gives a brief overview of accessibility basics, including what accessibility is, why it’s important, and where to find help.
This D2L course offers overviews of MSU core technology tools, defined as those that introduce no additional costs to faculty or students. This course will be frequently updated, and offers documentation, information, and avenues for getting help.