IDEAS Online Teaching Resources
In addition to what the IDEAS Group can provide you here at UMass, we’ve compiled a number of other valuable resources on instructional technology so that you can keep exploring and learning. As always, please contact us at @email with any questions about these resources.
This Spring, the IDEAS team will be facilitating a 6-week online course for instructors interested in: learning how to develop and teach effective online courses, using teaching technologies meaningfully, and receiving personalized support in the process of designing their online courses. It will focus on five essential components:
- Foundations of online teaching
- Structure and Design
Through reading and exploring resources, engaging in learning activities, and collaborating with their colleagues, participants will develop strategies for using resources and technologies to enhance their online courses. Each week, instructors will put these strategies into practice and build out a different aspect of their course, receiving feedback from their colleagues and course facilitators. Participants who fulfill all course requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion.
Participants can expect to spend about 3-5 hours per learning module (approximately 20-25 hours over 6 weeks). Additionally, there are 6 required synchronous Zoom sessions: Tuesdays, 11:00am-12:00pm ET, March 30, 2021—May 04, 2021.
If you are interested, please register here.
The Instructional Design, Engagement and Support (IDEAS), Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), Information Technologies (IT) and the Libraries have developed best practices, resources for tools, and support for faculty and instructors in designing, developing and providing ongoing support for your fully online teaching. We can help you meet the University Quality Standards requirements for your department.
Resources to assist with general principles for planning, designing, teaching courses in a remote learning environment.
The Instructional Design, Engagement, & Support (I.D.E.A.S.) group provides assistance to instructors on a variety of instructional technology tools. Click on the link below to see a list of resources, training videos, and answers to frequently asked questions.