April 7, 2015
Instructors can now access the latest Online Training Resources via a new section on the Center for Instructional Technology and Training website. These resources, requested by the UFIT’s faculty clients, focus on three key areas: Active Learning in Online Courses, Student Engagement in Online Learning, and Assessments.
The Online Training Resources webpage is a centralized resource for all UF instructors with and without online course experience. Instructors will find information on nearly 20 topics, including the flipped classroom teaching model, active vs. passive learning, academic rigor and engagement, peer to peer interactions, and rubrics in online learning.
Each section offers best practices with both functional tips that can be incorporated into online courses along with external resources from peer institutions. For example, in the Aligning Assessments to SLOs section, instructors can find examples of specific verbs used to closely align assessments with student learning objectives, as well resources from Iowa State University and the National Center for Education Research.
This webpage will be continually updated with the latest pedagogical information for online teaching and learning. Instructors interested in online course development services can visit the CITT website or send questions to Stephanie Mcclelland, Manager of UFIT’s Instructional Design Services.