Engaging the Toughest Learners: Planning Learner Engagement for Faculty Development

Concurrent Session 8

Session Materials

Brief Abstract

What are some ways to keep faculty engaged when you're sharing best practices in course design and online teaching? If you play a role in faculty and professional development, join me as I share my experiences engaging faculty learners in a blended professional development certificate program.

Presenters

My name is Jernaley Martin. Recently as a Senior Instructional Technology Consultant with Texas A&M University - College Station, TX, I provided technical support and training to faculty and staff wanting to integrate technology in their face-to-face, blended, and online courses. I also provided consultations on course design based on the Quality Matters Rubric and instructional design best practices, as well as accessible design of interactive learning modules and other course-related content.

Extended Abstract

What are some ways to keep faculty engaged when you're sharing best practices in course design and online teaching?

If you play a role in faculty and professional development, join me as I share my experiences engaging faculty learners in a blended professional development certificate program. The "Instructional Technology Certificate Program" was a redesign from an older, fully online program. The pilot took place in Spring 2017, and faculty who participated in the 3-month program where very vocal about their experiences. I'll share information about the certificate program, my experiences facilitating the three core courses of the program, learners verbal and written feedback about the program, changes made after the pilot (including the requirement of request for proposals due to increased interest), and how things are going with the new cohort of faculty learners (Fall 2017).