The Center for Online Learning & Innovation offers a five-week mini-course for Canisius College faculty that prepares professors to teach online and hybrid courses. This course, called the Online Faculty Development Course (OFDC), provides many practical tips for teaching online but more importantly, it helps faculty explore new pedagogies for active learning social presence and community building in courses on the internet.
Specifically for spring 2021, the OFDC can help professors craft engaging, interactive online experiences for students that go hand-in-hand with limited use of the classroom. This upcoming spring semester, we have two OFDC courses running:
The first one starts on February 22 and will end March 26.
The second one starts on March 29 and will end on April 30.
To RSVP for either, please check out the COLI faculty development events here.
Submitted by: Tyler Kron-Piatek, Academic Technologist, Center for Online Learning and Innovation