A Collaborative, Design-based Approach to Improving an Online Program

February 4, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We invite you to the February CIDER session of our special ten-part Community of Inquiry Webinar Series. This free, online session will feature Karen Swan, Scott L. Day, Leonard Ray Bogle and Daniel B. Matthews from the University of Illinois Springfield.

The presenters used a collaborative, design-based approach to improve teaching and learning in core courses in an online graduate program in Teacher Leadership. Specifically, they used Quality Matters peer reviews to improve the design of the core courses, and then made iterative improvements to course design and implementation across several semesters using the CoI survey. Results revealed this two-step process lead to significantly improved learning outcomes in three out of four core courses. The presenters will describe the course redesign process and how the CoI-based, iterative improvements were made. Research findings will also be presented.

When: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 – 10am to 11am Pacific Time

Where: Online through Adobe Connect

The CIDER Community of Inquiry Webinar Series includes monthly sessions running from September 2014 to June 2015. These sessions feature presentations by leading researchers on the CoI framework and its application to blended, distance, and online learning. The Community of Inquiry website at http://coi.athabascau.ca is acting as a companion site for the series and includes a wealth of background materials and further readings.

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