Jan 2: Foundations for Online Teaching Session

Emory Foundations for Online Teaching (EFOT) is a professional development opportunity for faculty offered by the CFDE. Emory faculty from any school are welcome to enroll. EFOT introduces best practices for online teaching and is designed for faculty who are preparing to teach partially or wholly in an online environment.  All course sessions use Canvas, and the participant learns from the point of view of an online student.

Over the academic year, CFDE offers a series of two-week online modules focused on aspects of online teaching. Participants may choose to complete all modules offered throughout the year, or they may choose the individual module(s) of interest. Upon successful completion of a module, faculty will earn a digital badge from the CFDE (awarded in Canvas). “Badges signify accomplishments such as completion of a project, mastery of a skill, or marks of experience,” (EDUCAUSE) but are not credit-bearing. Those completing all five modules will receive a letter of accomplishment from CFDE.

Participants will learn about:

  • best practices for and methodology behind online teaching
  • instructional design
  • tools and technologies
  • Emory resources for online education.

Modules focus on:

  • teaching using a learning management system
  • pedagogically sound course design
  • developing learning objectives and assessments for the online environment
  • synchronous and asynchronous communication techniques
  • building an online community.

Participants must have a computer with Internet access, webcam, and a headset/microphone. This course and its sessions are taught 100% online, though individualized face-to-face support is available. Graduate students interested in online teaching should contact ECDS.*

For questions or more information, contact Stephanie Parisi, Assistant Director of Online Education at stephanie.parisi@emory.edu or call at 404-727-0872.

Course Module Offerings

Teaching Online Using a Learning Management System (LMS)

September 18th – 24th

In this session, participants will explore best practices for facilitating online learning using Canvas, Emory’s supported LMS.

Pedagogically Sound Course Design

November 6th – 17th

In this session, participants will examine the principles of online course design and development, as well as create their own instructional video.

Measuring Online Learning

January 22nd – February 2nd

This session addresses strategies for effectively assessing online learning, including varied forms of evaluation and the importance of aligning assessment with learning objectives.

Communication and Community

March 5th – 16th

In this session, participants will explore communication techniques that support building online learning communities, fostering student engagement, and developing an online teaching persona.

Putting it All Together (EFOT Capstone Project) 

Summer 2018

*EFOT is also available for graduate students. The Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS), in partnership with CFDE, manages the graduate student course offerings. For more information about EFOT for graduate students, please contact Stephanie Parisi.

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