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CAMP DESIGN ONLINE
A Learning Community for Bringing Courses Online

As much of education moves toward a future that blends digital and in-person learning in flexible ways, we invite you to join us for Camp Design Online. During camp, we’ll work together to create online, hybrid, and flexible learning environments, guided by research-based practices for good online learning design.

We hope that by evoking our natural world and by alluding to human gatherings in nature that we might see how digital pedagogy encourages playful exploration within communities of learners. Pack your gear, let’s hit the trails and streams and set our sights on possible horizons together!

This page provides a preview of the content that we’ll be covering, and an invitation to join us on one of the trails through the camp. Please click the blue “Sign Up” button to let us know which trail you’re taking!

Camp Session Start Dates

The last session of camp to be offered this summer began on August 3, 2020. We plan to make the camp curriculum widely available, please stay tuned for more information.

How do I participate?

There are 3 trails that you can take through a session of camp. Campers taking the Preparing a Fully Online Course trail will join us for the full  2 weeks of camp; campers taking the Preparing a Flexible Course Structure trail will join us for one week. The A La Carte trail allows campers to dip in and out as needed. Check out the 3 Trail Maps below to decide which is right for you.

Camp Schedule of Activities

Pre-Arrival

Prepping for the Journey: Looking Back to Plan Ahead

Prepping for the Journey: Looking Back to Plan Ahead

  • Meet your fellow campers
  • Reflect on your teaching experiences and teaching philosophy that influence your course design choices
  • Identify your course learning objectives

WEEK 1

Day 1

Introduction to the Community of Inquiry framework and the Middlebury Online Course Design Rubric

Introduction to the Community of Inquiry framework and the Middlebury Online Course Design Rubric

  • How does the CoI framework help us to imagine what goes into creating an engaging and effective online course?
  • Where do you see the CoI framework in the Midd rubric?
  • Develop an action plan for your course using the Midd rubric

Day 2

Backward design, course mapping and sequencing

Backward design, course mapping and sequencing

  • How does backward design help students achieve course learning goals?
  • Use Backward Design to create a course map for one of your courses

Day 3

Building the Course Shell & Creating a Communication Plan

Building the Course Shell & Creating a Communication Plan

  • From course map to Canvas shell
  • Creating a holistic communication plan

WEEK 2

Day 4

Flexible Activities, Interactions, & Assignments

Flexible Activities, Interactions, & Assignments

  • Active Learning
  • Cognitive Presence
  • Synchronous vs. Asynchronous
  • ACE Framework

Day 5

Flexible Course Content

Flexible Course Content

  • Multiple means of representation
  • Teaching Presence
  • Accessibility

Day 6

Building Community and Sustaining Interaction

Building Community and Sustaining Interaction

  • Social Presence
  • Building Community Online
Questions? Contact DLINQ!