TOHCS: Striving for Balance in Online Learning
November 16, 2020 @ 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm EST
November 16, 2020
12:15 – 1:30 pm Pacific
3:15 – 4:30 pm Eastern
Online via Zoom
Co-hosted by DLINQ & CTLR
with guest facilitator Dr. George Veletsianos
For many faculty, the experience of remote teaching this fall has raised questions around how to create a balanced course workload for themselves and for their students. Students, like faculty, are struggling with the challenges presented by learning in a new way (and during a pandemic), having to navigate new course structures, systems, and expectations.
In this session, we are excited to be joined by guest facilitator Dr. George Veletsianos, Canada Research Chair in Innovative Learning and Technology and Professor in the School of Education and Technology at Royal Roads University. Drawing on research collected for his new book Learning Online: The Student Experience, which chronicles the “diverse day-to-day experiences of online learners,” Dr. Veletsianos will offer strategies for faculty seeking new ideas for how to create balanced course workloads that consider the student experience.
About the Teaching Online & Hybrid Conversation Series
DLINQ has convened the Teaching Online and Hybrid Conversation Series (TOHCS) since Fall 2018. Originally conceived of as a way to prepare faculty to take advantage of emerging opportunities to design online and hybrid courses and programs, the goal of the series was to help faculty explore and address both pedagogical and technical issues related to intentionally designing online and hybrid courses that reflect good practices in online learning, as well as Middlebury’s unique approaches to teaching and learning.
In the COVID era, in which much of the institution is teaching partially or fully online, we see the TOHCS as a place where faculty can come together in a learning community focused on continuing conversations and peer support around online teaching and learning.
You can find information and artifacts from earlier events in the conversation series archived on our Teaching Hybrid & Online page.
When you sign up for the event, you will receive an email with the Zoom link. You will also receive a reminder email with Zoom link the day before the event.