CTLE 6000 Teaching in Higher Education
(Hybrid format in Fall and online in Spring)
Instructor: Tara Putnam, M.S., CAPE
Anticipating that first higher ed course you’ll teach but not sure where to start? Or maybe you’ve taught a course or two but can’t manage to keep your students awake? This course will help you develop the basic pedagogical knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as an instructor in a higher education setting. You will learn how to design and develop a course, and we will model several types of instruction including discussion, lecture, collaborative work, and active learning.
We will adopt a learner-centered approach to teaching and learning in which instructor and students alike will be responsible for bringing material, issues, and ideas to the group. We will all benefit from the variety of departments represented by the group and the unique approaches and perspectives that variety brings. Through interactive activities and discussion, you will be encouraged to cultivate your own individual approach to teaching.
CTLE 6510 Cyber Pedagogy
(Offered online only)
Instructor: Alyson Froehlich, Ph.D.
Have you taken an online class - recently? What was your experience? Did you love it, hate it, feel isolated? Online teaching and learning can no longer be an isolating process for students or instructors if it is to survive as a viable teaching and learning environment. The shift from a face-to-face classroom to an online classroom does take time and effort on the part of both the instructor and the students. Online teaching does not require a different course design process; however it does require a different way of thinking about content organization and presentation, and the interface between teacher, student and technology. This asynchronous online 3-credit course explores principles of online learning; instructional technology best practices, and provides participants with the opportunity to experiment with designing their own online strategies, techniques and approaches. CTLE 6510/651 is an online 3-credit course open to all instructors (graduate students and faculty) at the U.
CTLE 6520 Advanced Cyber Pedagogy
(Offered Online Spring Semester Only)
Prerequisite: Graduate Student or Faculty standing. (2 CR)
Instructor: Linda Ralston
This course is a 2-credit, half-semester course. It provides an opportunity to develop advanced online teaching and course design skills. This course introduces enhanced online teaching/learning tools, resources, concepts, and challenges. Students will revise and upgrade a preexisting online courses, investigate relevant online learning topics and issues, and develop strategies for assessing online courses and student learning.