Emerging Trends Instructional Series from the CLASS Office of Educational Technology

Download the flier! All events will be held in Agnes Arnold Hall, room 210 at 9:30am.

2.6 // Online Teaching Panel

Taylor Fayle, CLASS Instructional Designer (Moderator)

Todd Romero, Associate Professor, History

Casey Dué Hackney, Professor, Modern and Classical Languages

Whitney Breslin, Clinical Assistant Professor, Health and Human Performance

An open forum with CLASS faculty who are seasoned hybrid and online instructors. The moderator will introduce the panel and frame the conversation around four main themes that will be covered in the course of the conversation. Themes will be asked in the form of questions: 1.) How is preparing for and designing an online course different than residential courses? 2.) What are the challenges to teaching online? What are some of the benefits? 3.) What are some successful strategies for building a community in an online environment? 4.) Is it possible to achieve any sort of satisfaction by teaching online?

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2.20 // Video Integration in the Modern Course

In this session we discuss the CLASS Office of Educational Technology and other UH instructors have integrated video elements into course design, as well as the kinds of video projects OET supports. We discuss what tools are right for certain objectives, and give pros and cons for each technology.

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3.6 // Humanizing Feedback in Online Education

Comments and written feedback have always been a basic part of assessment in residential courses, but in an online course, they serve an increasingly core means of instruction. In this workshop, we will provide tips and strategies on how to give effective feedback on student assignments.

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4.3 // Building a MOOC from the Ground Up

1:30 - 3:00pm

Today we discuss how our office facilitated the first ever MOOC offered by a CLASS faculty member, "The Bilingual Brain," by Dr. Arturo Hernandez. We will discuss lessons learned and what kind of instructor a MOOC may be a good fit for. Dr. Hernandez will join us to give his perspective and talk about the benefits to be gained by undertaking such a task. We will also be joined by Dr. Jeff Morgan, Associate Provost, Education Innovation and Technology, to discuss the place of MOOCs at the University of Houston.

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