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Post-Conference Workshop: New to Online: The Essentials

Melanie Shaw (Clemson University)
Session Information
July 8, 2015 - 1:15pm
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Interactive Workshop
Governor's Square 14
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3 Hours

There is a fee for this Post-Conference Workshop: $200 Early Bird / $225 Full Price / $250 Onsite Price

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Are you new to the Online/Blended Landscape? This post-conference workshop helps you to learn key concepts to get the most out of your learning experiences.

Note to workshop attendees:

  • Post-Conference Workshop Participants are invited to participate in a special Lunch and Learn with the OLC Institute from 12:10pm to 1:15pm. Lunch will be provided.


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Extended Abstract

An essential component of successful online teaching is experiencing online learning for yourself. Gain important online learning experience as you explore critical differences between teaching online and face-to-face, including faculty and student expectations, role adjustments, and course design. Your explorations will include research-based readings and discussions with other new online teachers. This exploration will culminate in a quiz that will help you focus your future online teaching skills and knowledge explorations.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of the workshop, you will be able to:

Describe differences in course design, roles, and expectations for online courses
Explain relevant research impacting course design, roles, and expectations in online courses

The following general outcomes apply to all Sloan-C Institute workshops:

  • Develop skills in distance education and online learning
  • Expand current knowledge and skills in online and blended teaching and learning strategies
  • Develop grounding in the pedagogy of online teaching and learning

This workshop also serves as a prerequisite for those wishing to progress further in the field by enrolling in the OLC Online Teaching Certificate.

Lead Presenter

Melanie Shaw has over fifteen years of educational experience ranging from classroom and graduate level teaching to counseling and administration. She is Director of Research and Strategic Advancement at Clemson University. In addition, Melanie is a dissertation chair, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses online, and develops curriculum for a variety of higher education institutions.

Melanie’s primary research interests include online teaching and learning, organizational leadership, and distance learning instructional practices. She is the author of several books, articles, and chapters including: An Evaluation of Student Outcomes by Course Duration in Online Higher Education; Establishing an Online Professional Development Community to Promote Faculty Engagement and Excellence; Distance Learning Courses: A Survey of Activities and Assignments; and Online Course Activities: A Survey of Assignment and Assessment Types. In addition to Melanie’s publications, she has presented at national conferences on topics related to distance learning. She is the
winner of the Wagner Award for Outstanding Instructional Support and the Online Learning Consortium’s Effective Practice Award.

Melanie received a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Curriculum and Teaching from Northcentral University, a master’s degree in Education Administration from Grand Canyon University, and a second master’s degree in School Counseling for the University of West Alabama. She received her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies and Music from Excelsior College. She holds teaching certificates in online teaching, elementary education, and guidance counseling. She lives near Colorado Springs with her husband and two daughters.