Planning Your Remote To Quality Journey
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Thinking about how to leverage what your institution learned from remote teaching to develop a cohesive blended and online learning strategy that centers on quality? Join us to reflect on what we have learned during the pandemic, apply quality practices to our work, and leave with a plan you can enact to advance online and blended courses, programs, and institutional strategy based on your role!
As many of us quickly came to learn in March 2020, emergency remote teaching is very different from quality online and blended learning. Since then instructors, instructional development professionals, and leaders alike have been adapting to ever-changing situations and reacting to the evolving needs from those they serve to provide academic continuity during a difficult time in our history. Now, as we enter a post-inoculation era, many instructors, instructional development professionals, and leaders are thinking about how to leverage what was learned during the pandemic to enhance quality blended and online courses, programs, and strategy at their institutions.
This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to plan their remote to quality journey, taking important time to reflect on where they have been, where they are, where they want to go, and how they can get there. In support of building their plan, participants will examine research-driven effective teaching practices for blended and online courses and programs, as well as be introduced to tools (e.g., the OLC Quality Scorecard Suite) that can be used for self-checks, to guide instructional development programming, and frame quality initiatives at their institutions.
During this workshop, participants will:
- Reflect on what they have learned about themselves and their institution during the pandemic;
- Examine quality online and blended learning practices, why they are important, and how quality online and blended learning differs from remote learning;
- Explore where they might be on their quality journey; and
- Develop a plan to advance online and blended courses, programs, or institutional strategy based on their role and influence.