Good teaching can happen in any course modality, but moving to an online environment requires intentional planning to achieve the same learning outcomes as in a face-to-face course. This series is based in research-based best practices. Participants will gain experience in online teaching and course design strategies.
This cohort style engagement will consist of workshops addressing:

  • Syllabus Creation
  • Lesson Planning
  • Principles of Assessment
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Providing Meaningful Feedback
  • Building an Online Community
  • Reflective Practice

Dr. Aaron Bond has worked in the field of instructional technology, distance education, and professional development for more than 20 years.  He has served as a corporate trainer, face-to-face classroom instructor, an online instructor, and as a secondary principal. Currently he serves as the Senior Director for Learning Services in Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies at Virginia Tech where he oversees faculty professional development, learning technologies, and instructional design. He has an earned B.A. in History from Mary Baldwin College, a M.A. Interdisciplinary Studies from Fort Hayes State University, an Ed. S. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Virginia, and a Ph. D. from Virginia Tech in Curriculum and Instruction. His research includes authentic learning experiences, communities of practice, socio-cognitive factors on learning, and distance learning.  He is the co author of the book “Building Virtual Communities of Practice for Distance Educators”.

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