Open Educational Resources Workshop: Copyright, Licensing, Sourcing, and Selection

Learn how to search for, and ethically use, open educational resources (OER) in your course materials. This introductory workshop covers copyright, licensing, sourcing, and selection of OERs. This interactive session will be held in Teams. If you would like to discuss a particular type of OER/repository/subject area during the workshop, please email us.

When: June 29, 10 am
Registration closes June 29, 12 pm

Facilitators: Carmen PetersKathryn Blair

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Enhance your digital teaching practice with eCampusOntario's Ontario Extend program

Ontario Extend is a micro-credentialed professional learning program offered at no charge by eCampusOntario that provides flexible ways to enhance your digital teaching practice through emerging technologies and pedagogical approaches to technology-enabled teaching and learning.

Extend explores key skills, knowledge, and attributes required to extend and transform your teaching and learning practices and to enrich your professional development. The program is designed to contribute to your digital fluency and to support your decision making for the appropriate use of digital tools. 

Through participation in a series of six program modules, taking on average 4-6 hours each to complete, Extend educators are encouraged to think differently about their pedagogical approaches and practices with digital badges being awarded upon the completion of each module and an Empowered Educator micro-credential awarded upon program completion.

Who should participate?

Full time and part-time faculty, teaching assistants, librarians, instructional developers and/or anyone involved in the delivery of online or technology enabled education is welcome!

Start your Extend journey today

The Extend team is offering all six Extend modules as facilitated courses with optional synchronous and asynchronous check-ins delivered in the Brightspace Learning Management System. Beginning June 7, and with continuous enrollment through to August 28, their flexible approach to facilitated delivery offers Ontario’s post-secondary educator’s multiple opportunities during this 12-week period to engage with each one of the six program modules in a way that meets your busy schedules and is free of charge.

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Getting Ready to Facilitate Online Courses: TA Training

Audience: University of Waterloo Teaching Assistants

This 4-week, online certificate course is suitable for any current or future teaching assistant (TA) wishing to build skills and knowledge of best practices in facilitating fully online courses.

While this course has been specifically designed for a TA or preceptor, the insight into online course facilitation and skills developed will build proficiency at all levels up to the instructor role. You will discover how to successfully contribute to the facilitation of an online course, foster student engagement, support student outcomes, and build a sense of community using various forms of interaction. Participants will also learn how to use LEARN LMS tools to create presence and connection, assess student learning and work effectively in their TA/Preceptor role.

Format and Expectations

You should expect to spend about 4 hours each week engaging with the course materials, activities, and assessments. This hands-on course is facilitated by two experts in online learning who will be there to track your progress and support your learning through the course.

The format is asynchronous (no live virtual sessions), so you can work through the weekly content and activities at your own pace. Participants are expected to complete the practice activities by the set weekly deadlines, as many of the activities are scaffolded and depend upon timely peer-to-peer interaction. You will receive a certificate in online course facilitation upon completion of the course deliverables.

Completion of this course can be applied as an elective towards the Centre for Teaching Excellence's Fundamentals of University Teaching Program.

Dates: TBD

Online Instructor Community of Practice

Audience: course authors and instructors

CEL hosts an Online Instructor Community of Practice (CoP) session once a term for course authors and instructors. This is an informal opportunity to meet with other online instructors at Waterloo to discuss both the challenges and successes of online teaching. A theme or topic of discussion is selected for each session based on the interests expressed by the group and/or generated through the Online Instructor CoP listserv.

Upcoming Dates:  TBD

Visit the Keep Learning Workshops and Events page for additional training from the University community.