Marshall Unversity's Center for Teaching & Learning: Faculty Development
 
programs & events
programs & events
services & resources
grants & awards
timely topics
new faculty

Pedagogy of Teaching and Learning Online (PTLO)

The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to introduce the Spring 2014 schedule for the Pedagogy of Teaching and Learning Online (PTLO) workshop series. This series consists of three separate, but related, workshops. While many faculty use MUOnline as instructional support for face-to-face courses, PTLO is intended only for faculty who teach or plan to teach an "online course" (100% online or e-course) or a "hybrid course" (75% of the course occurs online). Enrollment in all workshops is limited; please do not register if you are not certain you will be able to complete the workshop.

Register for Quality Matters
Register for Pedagogy Matters
Register for Design Matters

Eligibility Requirements

While many faculty use MUOnline as instructional support for face-to-face courses, PTLO is intended only for faculty who teach or plan to teach an "online course" (100% online or e-course) or a "hybrid course" (75% of the course occurs online).

Pedagogy Matters: Faculty members who are eligible to participate in Pedagogy Matters (PM) are those who:

  1. Hold a faculty appointment (e.g., adjunct, term, tenure-track).
  2. Have completed PTLO: Quality Matters (or will have completed prior to the beginning of Pedagogy Matters).
  3. Are teaching (or are planning to teach) an online or hybrid course sometime in the near future.
  4. Are committed to developing (or revising) a rigorous course that meets the Quality Matters standards.

Design Matters: Faculty members who are elgibile to participate in Design Matters (DM) are those who:

  1. Hold a faculty appointment (e.g., adjunct, term, tenure-track).
  2. Have completed PTLO: Pedagogy Matters (or will have completed prior to the beginning of Design Matters).
  3. Are teaching (or are planning to teach) an online or hybrid course sometime in the near future.
  4. Are committed to developing (or revising) a rigorous course that meets the Quality Matters standards.

Workshop Descriptions

Quality Matters

Quality Matters is for faculty who are interested in learning more about using the Quality Matters (QMProgram.org) rubric and peer review process to establish high-quality online educational experiences. The workshop introduces participants to the Quality Matters program (https://qmprogram.org) and the QM rubric used to assess the design of online courses. Roxanne Humbert, HEPC, will introduce participants to the eight standards on the QM rubric. Additionally, participants will gain an understanding of the QM standards by applying them to an existing course. Enrollment is limited to 25 individuals in each session. Questions concerning this workshop should be directed to Dr. Monica Brooks (brooks@marshall.edu).

Register for Quality Matters

Pedagogy Matters

Pedagogy Matters (PM) is for faculty who have completed QM and are teaching, or will be teaching, online courses (e-courses or hybrids) in the coming academic year. The workshop focuses on building and strengthening the pedagogical infrastructure of your online course. PM begins with a half-day, face-to-face workshop, has four online modules spaced two weeks apart. During the face-to-face session, participants will develop or revise their course outcomes. Using these as the foundation for the remainder of the workshop, participants will then align unit outcomes, assessments, instructional materials and teaching and learning activities with their new course outcomes. At the conclusion of PM, participants will have a working syllabus that is faithful to the requirements of the institution and the essential requirements of Standards 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the Quality Matters rubric. Enrollment is limited to 20 participants and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Enrollees may choose between two options for the initial face-to-face meeting. PM will be offered:

Register for Pedagogy Matters

Design Matters

Design Matters is accepting registrations from individuals who have completed PM and are teaching, or will be teaching, online courses (e-courses or hybrids) in the coming academic year. The workshop focuses on building and strengthening the technological infrastructure of your online course. DM begins with a half-day, face-to-face workshop, has four online modules spaced one week apart. Using the materials designed in the PM (Pedagogy Matters) workshop, participants will align course technologies with the course outcomes, build learner support into the course, ensure accessibility of the course and content, and create a course overview and introduction. At the conclusion of DM, participants will have an online course that is faithful to the requirements of the institution and the essential components of Standards 6, 7, 8, and 1 of the Quality Matters rubric. Enrollment is limited to 20 participants and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Enrollees may choose between two options for the initial face-to-face meeting. DM will be offered:

Register for Design Matters

Questions? Contact Karen McComas.