Instructor Training

Eteaching Endorsement Program

The WMU Eteaching endorsement program is designed to provide WMU instructors with the knowledge, skills and ability to effectively design, develop, and manage teaching and learning experiences facilitated through the use of a variety of Elearning technologies and methodologies. This six-week, hands-on program will introduce and be based on contemporary Elearning best practices, instructional design techniques, methods for ensuring quality, multi-modal/sensory learning object development, and accessibility considerations and compliance. Participants will develop, at a minimum, a web enhanced course that can be utilized in support of face-to-face instruction.

Modality

The Eteaching Endorsement Program is delivered in a hybrid format with instructional sessions conducted both online and face-to-face.  Participants are expected to actively participate in lessons, discussions and prepare course materials with the assistance of the Online Education team. Participants should bring a copy of their course syllabus and any course materials that have been prepared for face-to-face delivery.

Who should attend

The Eteaching Endorsement Program is available to all WMU instructors interested in exploring or pursuing the use of Elearning and instructional technologies that support or facilitate Elearning. Department chairs, program coordinators, deans and other academic support personnel are also welcome.

Due to the intensive and hands-on nature of this program, session capacity is currently limited to 15 participants. Additional sessions will be scheduled when demand requires it.
Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate of completion. Participants are not compensated for participating in or completing the program. 

Session topics

  • Session 1: Introduction to Elearning 
  • Session 2: Course Organization & Learner Support
  • Session 3: Instructional Design Part A: Objectives and Alignment
  • Session 4:  Instructional Design Part B: Instructional Technology
  • Session 5: Assessment
  • Session 6: Continuous Improvement & Course Management Strategies

Upcoming schedule

Eteaching Endorsement Program sessions are held in 3414 Ellsworth.

*Note: Changes to the session topics and number may be adjusted with notification to participants. No more than six sessions will be required. 

Sessions available

  • Spring 2017: Jan. 26,  Feb. 2, Feb. 9, Feb. 16, Feb. 23, Mar. 2

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Elearning Training Sessions

Elearning Training sessions are for online and hybrid instructors who are unfamiliar with D2L or need a refresher. Sessions are held in the first week of each month and provide participants with the fundamental skills and knowledge to effectively start using WMU's Elearning system to support your online or hybrid courses. This hands on training will allow you to explore D2L with guidance.

Elearning Training sessions are 1.5 hour meetings, and are open to all WMU instructors.

Upcoming schedule

Elearning Training sessions are held in 3414 Ellsworth at 3 p.m.

Sessions available

  • Dec. 1
  • Jan. 10
  • Feb. 7
  • March 1
  • April 4
  • May 2
  • June 6
  • July 11

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