This Week for Faculty: New Hybrid & Online Teaching Institute
Prepare for Fall 2020
New: Hybrid and Online Teaching Institute
To prepare Columbia faculty for the Fall 2020 semester, the CTL has developed the Hybrid & Online Teaching Institute: a new online offering that guides faculty through adapting their courses from face-to-face to online or hybrid formats. This offering provides instructors a foundation that can serve across all formats of teaching with the capacity to adapt quickly to whatever mode of teaching makes the most sense at any given time.
The institute consists of asynchronous, on-demand content hosted in CourseWorks followed by a synchronous online experience with CTL staff and other faculty participants over Zoom. Together, these sections provide faculty with a comprehensive toolkit they can apply to their own course context whether this may be a seminar, small lecture, or large lecture class.
Create Materials for Hybrid or Online Learning
Designing Interactive Learning Objects
Are you thinking about ways to engage students with digital activities? Are you interested in building your own interactive learning objects such as quizzes, games, simulations, graphics, or videos? The 2020 Designing Interactive Learning Objects Institute is a three-day workshop devoted to exploring the effective design and integration of interactive learning objects into active learning environments. This year’s institute will be run remotely, with both synchronous and asynchronous sessions taking place over the three days. Throughout the institute, faculty will focus on mapping activities to specific student learning objectives for a unit in their course. Faculty are invited to apply by June 29, 2020.
Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 – Thursday, July 30, 2020
Teaching with Do-It-Yourself Video
This guide offers examples, principles, and best practices to help instructors create active and engaging classroom experiences using video.
Review our recommendations for creating effective instructional videos.
Learn best practices for setting up, recording your presentation, editing and publishing your video, and other technical considerations.
Get advice on the tools you will need to produce your own videos.
Last Day to Apply
Blended Learning Essentials Institute
The Blended Learning Essentials Institute provides an overview of blended learning and guides instructors through a research-based, stepwise design process for a lesson or unit of study. Over the four-day institute, faculty will complete reading, workbook, and discussion activities complemented by live group discussion activities and one-on-one office hours. Throughout the institute and beyond, faculty will have access to CTL staff and a cohort of peers to discuss their work. Columbia faculty are invited to sign up by Monday, June 15, 2020.
Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020 – Tuesday, June 23, 2020
The CTL is Here to Help All Summer
You can also arrange a one-on-one consultation by phone or via Zoom for support. Please email CTLfaculty@columbia.edu to set up a time to meet with one of our consultants. You can also request a CTL session for your next department or school gathering.