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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!

Camp Dates

We will be offering sessions of camp to support faculty in preparing for J-Term 2021 and the Spring 2021 semester:

  • November 30-December 11, 2020 – Registration for this session is now closed
  • January 11-22, 2021 – Registration for this session is now closed
  • Please stay tuned for future Camp Design session dates!

What does camp involve?

Camp Design Online offers a cohort-based, primarily asynchronous learning experience, facilitated by DLINQ’s online learning experts.

Camp Design Online uses a modular structure, with 6 different modules of content related to online learning design. You can find a list of topics toward the bottom of this page. For each module, you’ll find:

    • Multimedia content, to introduce you to the ideas underlying online course design
    • A daily checklist of activities, which offer suggestions for engaging with the content in order to deepen your understanding of online course design theory and practice
    • A key assignment that you can turn in for individualized feedback from DLINQ staff.

In addition, we’ll be using Canvas as a place to turn in assignments, and as a community space to connect with your peers and DLINQ staff. We will also be offering optional, synchronous office hours via Zoom, where DLINQ staff will be available to answer questions and facilitate conversation (schedule of synchronous sessions TBD).

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 (Nov. 30 – Dec. 11); campers taking the Preparing a Flexible Course Structure trail will join us for one week (Nov. 30 – Dec. 4). 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

Orientation

Prepping for the Journey: Get Oriented to Camp Design

Prepping for the Journey: Get Oriented to Camp Design

  • Learn about the thinking behind the design of Camp Design
  • Learn how to get the most out of camp

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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 4

Flexible Activities, Interactions, & Assignments

Flexible Activities, Interactions, & Assignments

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

Module 5

Flexible Course Content

Flexible Course Content

  • Multiple means of representation
  • Teaching Presence
  • Accessibility

Module 6

Building Community and Sustaining Interaction

Building Community and Sustaining Interaction

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