As emailed by the Faculty of Arts and Science to Chairs of Undergraduate Studies and Undergraduate Administrative Assistants, for distribution to faculty, 22 February 2012. See also Associate Dean Ravenscroft’s mailings of February and May 2011.
Dear Chairs of Undergraduate Studies and Undergraduate Administrative Assistants:
Based on feedback received from the first course redesign session, the Faculty of Arts and Science is refocusing the session scheduled for 2 March and will be offering an additional session to encourage participation in our initiatives in blended learning and online learning.
Please distribute this email invitation to instructors in your department as soon as possible. Note the need for advance registration in the session.
Session Two: Blended Learning
Date: Friday 2 March
Time: 10 – 11:30 am
This session will include a series of short presentations by instructors of blended courses in different subjects (currently offered and to be offered Fall 2012). Each presenter will outline the basic design of their blended course and explain the rationale behind the design, and will provide a specific example of an in-class activity, showing how students prepare online, what exactly the in-class activity involves, and how the activity relates to the learning outcomes. Q & A session to follow.
Suitable for instructors who are interested in redesigning courses to enable active learning, particularly those who are considering submitting a proposal to the Arts and Science Course Redesign Project (due date moved to 30 March).
RSVP to Haley Everson at firstname.lastname@example.org, clearly indicating which session you will be attending. RSVP by Monday 27 February.
Session Three: Online Learning
Date: Friday 23 March
Time: 9:30 – 11 am
Location: Centre for Teaching and Learning Lecture Theatre
This session will focus on online activities. Instructors of online and blended courses will demonstrate different online activities and tools, and explain how these help them to realize the learning objectives (offered in partnership with the Centre for Teaching and Learning).
Suitable for instructors interested in developing online courses through CDS, as well as those considering submitting a proposal to the Arts and Science Course Redesign Project.
RSVP details to come
Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean (Studies)
Faculty of Arts and Science
(613) 533-6000 ext 77187
Brenda Ravenscroft, Ph.D., Associate Dean (Studies)
J. Hugh Horton, Ph.D., Associate Dean (Studies)
David Pugh, Ph.D., Acting Associate Dean (Studies)