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Workshop for Exploring Online Education

Level: Exploring

Content: Learn the differences between online and face-to-face courses including: faculty and student expectations, role adjustments, and course design and evaluation. View the full description of “New to Online: Essentials Part 1, Getting Started.”

Stipend: None. The workshop registration fee is paid with grant funds.

Awards: Up to 11 grants will be awarded in Exploring and Advanced levels, combined.

Length: Seven-day asynchronous online workshop requiring approximately 6 - 8 hours of work that includes reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments.

Instructor: Facilitated by faculty affiliated with the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) who have expertise in instructional design and technology.

Eligibility: Full-time faculty who have little or no experience with online teaching, who have not participated in either the Online Course Design Institute (OCDI) or the Online Course Improvement Workshop (OCIW), and who want to understand the critical differences between online and face-to-face teaching.

Dates: The recipient may take the course on any dates available on the OLC website as long as the class is completed by December 31, 2020.

Award Guidelines – Exploring and Advanced Levels

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Recipients of grants for the asynchronous online workshops agree to the following:

  • To fully participate in and complete the workshop for which they are applying.
  • To participate in a post-workshop interview to discuss their experiences in the workshop.
  • To acknowledge Bradley University in any print or electronic publications resulting wholly or in part from this award.
  • To maintain employment with the University through the completion of the grant period. Resignation from the University voids this agreement.
  • To submit exceptions to this agreement, for approval by the Office of Summer and Interim Sessions, at least ten days prior to the workshop start date.