Active learning is a method of learning in which students are actively engaged and involved in the learning process. In order to learn, students must do more than just listen — they must read, write, discuss, or be engaged in solving problems. In this session, participants will learn about active learning strategies as well as how active learning is not limited to a face-to-face or synchronous environment. Additionally, the presenters will showcase examples of how active learning can be achieved in an online environment.

With our increasingly diverse population of students, creating a more inclusive learning environment can be challenging, especially in online courses. However, inclusivity is an important element for any successful learning environment in any modality. In this session, participants will learn about ways in which they can facilitate a cross-cultural and inclusive online environment for their students. The presenters will cover strategies, best practices, and online course tools which we can be used to help establish and maintain inclusion. Additionally, a UCF professor will share her experience and course examples.

About this Session The fourth and final session in this video series will consist of a brief review of application requirements and a walkthrough of the submission process.  Presenters will use the remainder of the session to address questions of potential applicants in real time.  Session Highlights During this last Dziuban Award Workshop Series presentation, …

In this third session of the Dziuban Award Workshop Series, Professors Reyes-Foster and Janowsky address how online faculty can create the most compelling explanation of how their online course is pedagogically exceptional.  This narrative will be a central document in submissions for the 2018 Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online Teaching. Each session in the Dziuban Award Workshop Series is designed to assist eligible faculty in preparing a strong award submission packet.

Whether you are looking to save your students money on high-priced course materials or leverage learning content that offers you the freedom to customize the learning experience for your highly-diverse student demographic, open educational resources (OER) can help you to achieve your goals. In this session, participants will learn about the richness of openly-licensed educational materials, where to find them, and potential use cases for implementation in their courses. Additionally, a UCF professor will share his story about his journey to OER and how his idea began a chain of events that turned his static text to life for his students.

In today’s virtual classroom, we have almost unlimited potential to do things we could never do in a conventional class. We don’t have to content ourselves with just assigning a textbook to be read. Gone are the days when we must do our best to present university-level lectures in a face-to-face setting, notwithstanding rampant absenteeism, …

In this first session of the Dziuban Award Workshop Series, professors Hanson and Croft address how online faculty might provide clear evidence of effective online student engagement. Such evidence is essential for faculty planning to submit proposals this fall for the 2018 Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online Teaching.

Providing a course overview, offering accessible and relevant content, encouraging meaningful interaction, and challenging students to think critically are all elements that contribute to a quality online learning experience. However, designing for quality may feel like a moving target and thus an elusive goal to achieve. To address this, the Instructional Design team at UCF has created a Quality and High Quality online course review process based on our own practices as well as nationally recognized standards. Session presenters will showcase select items included in the Quality and High Quality course review process and describe beneficial outcomes from a faculty member’s perspective. A key resource will be the Quality and High Quality items which participants can use to meet their unique needs.