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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 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!

Welcome to Camp!

We’re happy that you’re taking this journey. Camp Design will introduce you to some core online and hybrid learning design practices, alongside opportunities for you to apply what you’re learning in camp to your own courses.

We are currently offering Camp Design Online as a fully asynchronous course, meaning that you make your way through the materials on your own time, at your own pace. If you would like to submit the recommended practice assignments, DLINQ Camp Counselors will provide feedback to you.

If you prefer to learn with a group, we anticipate offering Camp Design in our facilitated cohort model during Summer, 2021.

Get Started! To kick off your Camp Design journey, please:

    • visit the Camp Orientation page for an overview of the camp structure, tech requirements, and suggestions for how to get the most out of Camp.
    • spend some time with the Pre-Arrival page to get into the camp mindset .

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
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Module 1

Introduction to the Community of Inquiry framework and the Middlebury Online Course Design Rubric • Identify your course learning objectives

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
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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
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Module 3

Building the Course Shell And Communication Plan

Building the Course Shell

From course map to Canvas shell • Create a holistic communication plan
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Module 4

Flexible Assignments, Activities, and Interactions

Flexible Assignments, Activities, & Interactions

Backward Design of Assignments & Activities • Active Learning • Balancing Synchronous and Asynchronous Activities • Cognitive Presence
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Module 5

Flexible Course Content

Flexible Course Content

Multiple Means of Representation • Considerations for Online Lectures • Accessibility
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Module 6

Building Community and Sustaining Interaction

Building Community and Sustaining Interaction

Social Presence • Building Community Online
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