Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Plan Your Class With Stephanie Delaney

Course planning in the open - You have an opportunity to participate in the planning of an online class (with tips for hybrid or web-enhanced) and also maybe work on your own class while Stephanie goes through the process, getting & sharing tips with other participants.

See details from Stephanie’s e-mail below. There is a link to the sign up form towards the bottom of the post.

Stephanie Plans a Class

In the Fall, I will be teaching one of my favorite courses, American Government.  I’ve decided to make my planning of the course transparent as an informal professional development opportunity for faculty.  If you are planning or revising a course for Summer or Fall quarter, this is the perfect opportunity for you to go through the planning process in a supported and organized way.

Each week, I’ll tackle a different aspect of preparing an online course for delivery.  I’ll provide a weekly blog post (and maybe a podcast), instructional videos for new techniques, some educational readings, and lots of helpful resources. While the focus will be on online instruction, I’ll also include tips for hybrid and web enhanced teaching.

Things to note:

·         I won’t be using a textbook, so I’ll be hunting down Open Educational Resources

·         I’ll be making generous use of cool web 2.0 technologies in pedagogically sound ways

·         I’ll be using Quality Matters to make sure my course is well designed and that my students have a quality learning experience

·         I’m going to explore using Learning Analytics tools to track data about my classes.

·         I’ll also be prepping my summer course, a class I’ve taught annually for over 10 years. So, as  bonus, I’ll have tips on reviewing an existing course for a new quarter.

I hope you’ll join me and prepare your summer or fall courses at the same time.  It would be great if we could build a community of folks preparing courses, sharing ideas and resources and learning new stuff. Plus, think of how great you’ll feel when you enter the new quarter fully ready to teach and not scrambling to get stuff done at the last minute (not that I’d know anything about that. . . ).

If you’d like to join me, just fill out this Google Form. You aren’t making any sort of commitment. I’ll just add you to an email list and will send you a message weekly when I post new stuff. How much and whether you participate is totally up to you.

Send me any questions at


"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write,

but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn." 

~Alvin Toffler

Stephanie Delaney, JD, PhD

Associate Dean of Distance Education and eLearning

Seattle Central Community College


Offices BE1139J & BE4174


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