Experiential Training for Digital-Age Teaching

The eLearnX event is cosponsored by the Center for Empowering Teaching Excellence (ETE) and by the Center for Instructional Design and Innovation (CIDI). This three-day event provides a hands-on deep dive into the teaching tools and methodologies of online, virtual, and hybrid instruction.

  • Day 1: Sessions on digital pedagogy and instructor presence.
  • Day 2: Breakout sessions on edtech teaching tools and practical applications of instructional approaches from USU instructors and instructional professionals.
  • Day 3: Culminates in each participant designing an activity for their own course, and access to other useful resources than can be immediately implemented.

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*Enrollment cap of 30

I learned so many practical things and got a chance to think about some of the big issues as well. It is really encouraging that the university clearly values this kind of teaching by its regular faculty; I feel it signals an important way in which USU is different from a lot of higher-ed institutions in its commitment to giving faculty the tools they need and the opportunities they want to progress in their careers as teachers (even when they are research-primary in their appointments).
Alexa Sand, Professor, Art History
Just bending my head around the demands of a non-traditional classroom was the biggest thing I got out of the workshop, especially what to import from the face-to-face version of my class, and more important, what not to. What I learned was that online and distance students need my time and attention the same way students in a traditional classroom do...but having experts sitting next to me, listening to my goals and struggles, and showing me how to surmount obstacles helped enormously.
Mark Damen, Professor, Department of History

Daily Schedules

Day 1

9:00-9:15am Welcome & Roadmap    
9:15-9:45 Neuro-Myths    
9:45-10:35 Course Planning    
10:35-10:45 Break
10:45-11:35 Pedagogy Primer: The Cognitive Science of Learning    
Social Learning Strategies
11:35-12:00pm Practical Application of Learning Strategies     
12:00-1:00 Lunch    
1:00-1:45 Track Introductions Student Engagement Fundamentals    
Course Building Fundamentals
Student Assessment Fundamentals
1:45-2:15 Pedagogical Approaches to ChatGPT in the Classroom    
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-3:30 Ideas for Creating Final Projects    
3:30-4:00 Roadmap Refection    

Day 2

9:00-9:15am  Roadmap & Expectations
9:15-9:45 Getting to know USU Online Students & Resources
9:45-10:15 Accessibility & Usability
10:15-10:30 Break

Breakout Session A:  Creating Truly Meaningful Online Discussions
Structuring a Course Template
Managing Outcomes, Rubrics, and Badging

Breakout Session B: Effective Group Work
Advanced page and Module Design
Quizzes & Assignments
12:00-12:30pm Group Recap Reports
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:05 Breakout Session C:
Keeping Students on Track & Teaching Interventions
Multimedia/Video Quizzes
Atomic Assessments
2:05-2:15 Break
2:10-2:50 Group Recap Reporting
3:00-3:30 Project Brainstorming
3:30-4:00 Takeaways & Roadmap

Day 3

9:00-9:15am Roadmap & Goals      
9:15-10:00 Group Feedback      
10:00-12:00pm Project Creation & Design Consultations      
12:00-1:00 Lunch    
1:00-2:00 Explore & Award      
2:00-2:30 Wrap-up & ETE10 Badging                                
Event Information
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Digital-Age Teaching Track Foundations of College Teaching Track

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Huntsman Hall (Logan Campus)

Who Should Attend
  • Instructors who want to improve the quality and efficiency of their course.
  • Instructors looking for new and innovative approaches to eLearning.
  • Instructors who want to become E-Learning leaders in their field.
  • Instructors on the Digital-Age Teaching track in ETE10.

Event Contact

Shelley Arnold
Instructional Coordinator
(315) 480-0882

Professional Development Pathway

Participants in ETE's Professional Development Pathway program can earn digital badges, or microcredentials, helping them to document their teaching excellence activities and to gain recognition through culminating certificates.

Earn your badge for this event by submitting your assignment in the Canvas Course