Teaching online may not seem like a lot of fun. But the faculty support staffers at CU Online have a fun time getting instructors ready for teaching using technology.
For the fifth year, the annual CU Online Winter Web Camp rolls out the week prior to the downtown Denver semester's start, offering basic training and advanced seminars related to teaching online. This year's event features sessions covering top technologies, the explosion of web video, the use of wikis and other collaborative document creation, the importance of professorial authority in the online classroom and surveys of social networks and mobile technologies.
Attendees may join the event live on the downtown campus, or log in remotely and participate via the web.
And the fun? CU Online works hard to deliver the best in content. But that never stops them from keeping things light. This year, the Web Camp was promoted with a series of mock TV weather spots, with weatherman Brian Yuhnke looking over a Doppler map while trying to guess the next big thing in online learning.
The event is designed to serve the faculty and staff of the downtown Denver and Anschutz Medical Campus, but a limited number of spaces are available to non-UC Denver faculty.
For more information and to see the entire Winter Web Camp Schedule
For information about attending as a non-UC Denver faculty or staff member, please contact David Thomas,firstname.lastname@example.org