Online & Hybrid Faculty Conversation Series: Building a Community of Learners Online

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About the Conversation Series

The Office of Digital Learning & Inquiry (DLINQ) is convening a year-long conversation series for faculty to explore and address pedagogical and technical issues related to teaching and learning online. As Middlebury moves into more hybrid and online learning opportunities, these conversations will help to prepare faculty to take advantage of these opportunities, while ensuring that we are designing courses and programs that reflect our unique values and approaches to learning. You can find information and artifacts from earlier events in the conversation series archived on our Teaching Hybrid & Online page.

Continuing the Conversation: Building a Community of Learners Online

Developing a sense of community among teachers and learners in online spaces is central to successful online learning experiences. Instructor presence plays a critical role in developing and fostering community. In this conversation, we invite Dr. Bonnie Stewart, Assistant Professor of Online Pedagogy & Workplace Learning, University of Windsor, to help us explore specific strategies that instructors can use to develop and sustain a community of learners in online learning spaces.

Monday, December 3, 2018
12:15 – 1:30pm Pacific time or 3:15 – 4:30pm Eastern time
Online via Zoom
– register below for meeting details

Suggested reading/resources

A Study of Teaching Presence and Student Sense of Learning Community in Fully Online and Web-Enhanced College Courses (The Internet and Higher Education; paywall, access via Library)

Description: Teaching Presence (open access)

Where’s the Teacher? Defining the Role of Instructor Presence in Social Presence and Cognition in Online Education (open access)

Amy Collier, Ph.D., Associate Provost for Digital Learning
Sarah Lohnes Watulak, Ed.D., Director of Digital Pedagogy & Media
Bob Cole, Director of Exploratory Initiatives & Partnerships

Register to Attend
By registering below you will receive the Zoom meeting information and remain on our conversation series mailing list.

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