What's included in the subscription?
As a subscriber, you gain access to our growing library of short courses and live webinars, created to distill our combined decades of experience as online instructors and curriculum designers. We synthesize evidence-based practices for you, so that you can focus on prioritizing learning in your classroom. The content available to subscribers contains easy-to-master methods and processes. You will learn to utilize accessible and affordable tools to create learner-focused instructional materials and video instruction. If you are an experienced online instructor with existing original content, becoming a subscriber gives you effective and efficient ways to sustain your materials through robust ongoing development.
Course topics may include how-to instruction on
creating engaging video content
creating accessible courses
creating instructional materials
building community in online courses
engaging learners in asynchronous online courses
assessing oral communication online
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Online Learning Toolkit subscribers receive access to a growing library of short courses and live webinars that teach you how to simplify online course design with easy-to-master methods and processes. Webinar topics cover a range of topics, often based on OLT subscriber community requests.
building community in online courses
setting course expectations
preparing for midterms
creating a communications plan
staying organized and time management
Communicating with Students Online
January 13, 2020 @6pm ET
This webinar will discuss methods for communicating with students online as well as tips for effective online communication. Institutional links available; email for details.
Backward Design, Objectives, and Universal Design for Learning
Guest Presenter: Tracy Stuntz, MS
Jan 22, 2020 @2pm ET
This webinar will walk you through creating or revising a module for your online course by using backward design, specifically writing student-centered learning objectives, and the principles of universal design for learning.
Creating an Active Learning Lesson
February 10, 2020 @6pm ET
It's time to break the read-write cycle! This webinar will discuss how to create active learning lessons for online courses. Institutional links available; email for details.
Supporting LGBTQ Students Online
Guest Presenter: Kim Myers, MA, MS
Feb 17, 2020 @6pm ET
This webinar is intended to aide new and experienced online instructors and instructional designers in developing online learning environments that are inclusive and affirming of LGBTQ+ identities.
The Productive Online and Offline Professor
Guest Presenter: Bonni Stachowiak, EdD
Feb 25, 2020 @3pm ET
Join us for a conversation about how to overcome the challenges involved in being productive professors and get meaningful work done. Bonni will share a few keys to intentional productivity in multiple academic contexts.
Why and How I Use Videos in My Online Teaching
Guest Presenter: Karen Costa
March 4, 2020 @1pm ET
This 30-minute session will cover critical themes that support the use of video in online teaching and learning (faculty success, faculty-student connections, sustainable teaching practices, and humanizing OL).
How to Select Technology Tools for an Online Course
March 16, 2020 @6pm ET
This webinar will discuss methods for evaluating new technology for your online courses. Topics discussed include evaluating, testing, and introducing new technology. Institutional links available; email for details.
Formative Assessment: Requesting Course Observations from Students
April 20, 2020 @6pm ET
Want to know what your online course is like from your students' point of view? Learn how to request and use student observations to improve the learner experience. Institutional links available; email for details.
Meet the Online Learning Toolkit Team
We are college faculty and online education professionals with over two decades of combined teaching, faculty development, and instructional design experience. We use OLT as a platform for helping educators learn how to design and deliver effective online instruction using practical approaches and sustainable methods.