First session: May 3-5, 2013 Wabash Center
Online course: May 27 to July 25, 2013
Final session: July 26-28, 2013 Wabash Center
Richard Nysse, Luther Seminary
Steve Delamarter, George Fox Seminary
Erin McCloskey, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Paul O. Myhre, Wabash Center
Barbara Blodgett, Lexington Theological Seminary
Stephen Chambers, Concordia Lutheran Seminary (AB)
Steed Davidson, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Cameron Harder, Lutheran Theological Seminary, (SK)
Dana Harris, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Hyun Paul Kim, Methodist Theological School in Ohio
Rebecca Luman, Wesley Biblical Seminary
Michael Matlock, Asbury Theological Seminary
Walter Moon, Sioux Falls Seminary
Brian Peterson, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary
Carolyn Pressler, United Theological Seminary of Twin Cities
Mitzi Smith, Ashland Theological Seminary - Detroit
Laura Sweat, Seattle Pacific University
John Swope, Ashland Theological Seminary
Randy Walls, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary
Arthur Wright, Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond
This workshop is designed in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Madison for theological faculty to gain online teaching experience. It will be conducted in a "hybrid" design, with two face-to-face weekends book ending a nine-week online course. A final Webinar will be offered in December to share, discuss, and assess participants' online teaching experiences.
The online component provides hands-on experience and will use a "principles-to-practice" approach that presents guidelines and strategies for applying principles of online learning to the participant's courses. It attends to the issue of how teaching and learning changes when the class format includes geographic separation between and among learners and instructors, mediated and aided by technologies and pedagogical theory. The primary focus is on developing and implementing a successful, free-standing fully online or hybrid course. The workshop is not about technology or web design, nor will participants create videos, websites, wikis, etc. It will expose participants to technologies that may be used in online or blended learning, and attend to questions relevant for the design and implementation of curricular programs with significant distance elements.
This workshop will present major elements involved in using the Internet for instruction. No prior experience is necessary, yet course material will be valuable to those at advanced levels as well. It is a concentrated, resource-rich learning experience where participants will have the chance to review additional resources related to the topics, and address issues relevant to their teaching context.
- To experience a significant stand-alone nine-week online component at the core of a hybrid course under the guidance of three experienced teachers
- To learn online teaching strategies that promote interaction and engagement
- To learn how community building, ministry, and spiritual formation take place within an online course
- To come to an understanding of the major differences and similarities between online and face-to-face teaching and appreciate the unique opportunities and challenges of the online environment
- To apply what is learned about online pedagogy to individual online courses.
The Wabash Center will cover all local expenses and travel to Crawfordsville for the weekend sessions. Participants will also receive a stipend of $1,000 upon completion of the online course and the two weekend sessions. We are limited in paying stipends to participants who are teaching in the U.S. under an H-1B visa.
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Paul Myhre, Associate Director
301 West Wabash Ave.
Crawfordsville, IN 47933