Creating Engaging Online Courses: A How-To Guide

Creating Engaging Online Courses: A How-To Guide

Where: Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center
14 Mechanic Street
Southbridge, MA 01550

Carpool information to this event can be found here

When: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
9:00am - 4:00pm 
Note: Registration starts at 7:30am

Workshop Organizer:  Therese Ajtum-Roberrts & Amber Vail both of Becker College

Registration Fee:
NERCOMP Member:$145
Non Member $290
Your registration includes lunch and unlimited am and pm breaks.

Event Overview
While many institutions are offering online learning as an option for their students, “traditional” online education is no longer good enough. Today’s students are looking for courses that are highly engaging, mobile-friendly, and allow them to interact with course content in new ways. Faculty and instructional designers need to stay current with the latest trends in online education and learn the latest strategies for building courses that are highly engaging in order to help their students be successful. This workshop will feature a variety of strategies and opportunities for attendees to interact, discuss strategies, and learn from one another.

Session Outcomes:
- Discuss “student-centered” approach to online course design.
- Identify best practices for building and leveraging a gamified program and/or course.
- Examine strategies to promote to faculty the understanding, necessity, and practical practice of incorporating accessibility into online courses.
- Discuss open educational resources and open pedagogy and create a plan and schedule for moving towards more open practices course design at your institution.
- Examine strategies for collaborative project management and quality assurance as it relates to utilizing open source material in the course design process.

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