Participants will:

  • Identify some facilitator strategies for building community and fostering participation in our online courses. .
  • Examine the viability and pros and cons of peer feedback and assessment.
  • Learn how to effectively set up asynchronous forums.
  • Explore the degree to which we might want to incorporate constructivist learning into our own classes.
  • Identify benefits and challenges of collaborative learning.
  • Identify some strategies for helping students communicate effectively through team processes.
  • Experience first hand a two-way audio, two-way text based instructional chat.

There are two major projects in this class. 

You will lead a facilitation of your peers, using tones and voices to guide the discussion.

You will develop an Instruction Design Project using the IDP rubric. You will share with your peers and give and receive suggestions. You will revise based on feedback and present at the end of the class. 

Four-week administrator's seminar - a required component of the ION COLA program

Blended (Hybrid) Learning is a teaching/learning strategy that mixes face-to-face learning with elements of online learning. This course explores a range of issues, techniques, and strategies related to building or converting into a blended class.

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This course will provide you with the ability to apply instructional design principles to the development of an online course. You will become familiar with instructional design concepts and relate these concepts to professional tasks. The course is student-centered; as such it is highly interactive and collaborative in nature.

This resource answers questions about MVCR and connects you with other participants in MVCR