CCCCD Spring 2013 Teaching Academy-for CONTRA COSTA COLLEGE EMPLOYEES ONLY
February 4, 2013 to April 8, 2013
Monday February 4, 2013 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Online program (no set hours)
The combination of block scheduling, student scheduling demands (work, family, class conflicts), and the trend of students (including basic skills students) taking online classes all create a need for more flexible methods of offering contact hours with students. This need can be met through online office hours, online classes, and/or web-based delivery of content. To be effective in offering web-based content and online office hours, we’ll look at a combination of best practices for teaching online and useful software/approaches to develop pedagogically sound content. To be efficient in organizing your course, you’ll learn about and practice using the new, district-wide course management system (Desire2Learn). Ultimately, the focus of this course is to learn to be technologically efficient when teaching, to apply current federal/state distance ed. rules in your course design, and to design your course with best practices in mind.