CTL Request Forms
For New Faculty
ELITE Faculty Program
Northeastern Illinois University
Center for Teaching & Learning
5500 N St Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
Phone: (773) 442-4467
Fax: (773) 442-4531
CTL Faculty Workshops
Also see the CTL Faculty Training Courses, below.
CTL workshops assist faculty and instructors in developing their face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses, and provide the faculty who attend the workshops specific skills needed in order to
Also, departments can request custom workshops from the CTL on topics, techniques, and technologies of interest!
- design, plan, and execute learning objects and learning strategies;
- learn theories behind course development and pedagogy;
- create and re-purpose course content in keeping with best practices and copyright law;
- accomplish the technical tasks of creating and using multimedia course content;
- use ready-made content from textbook publishers and other sources; and
- create a community of practitioners and peer mentors among the participants.
The following is the schedule for CTL workshops for the Spring 2013 semester. To register, visit the links below.
9/4 D2L Guided Tour Wed 1:00 - 1:50 pm LIB 349
Facilitator: Tom Tobin. This workshop covers the four tools most commonly used in Desire2Learn to support teaching: content, discussion, dropbox, and grades. Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/765455397.
9/19 Electronic Grading Thu 1:40 - 2:40 pm LIB 310
Facilitator: Tom Tobin. This workshop covers the concepts and practical how-to aspects of using electronic tools to grade using weights and categories. Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/765461616.
10/2 Copyright, Creative Commons, & Content Wed 3:00 - 3:50 pm LIB 310
Facilitator: Tom Tobin. This session helps faculty to use content--whether it's text, images, sounds, videos, software, or other media--in their face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses. Questions of fair use, permissions, and copyright-free content will be addressed. Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7654662301.
10/17 Smart Classroom Basics Thu 10:50 - 11:50 LIB 022
Facilitator: Kenny Beyer. This workshop demonstrates the "bare bones" basics of using a smart classroom with a projector, computer, and touch-screen whiteboard. Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7654698409.
10/23 ePortfolios in and Beyond the Classroom Wed 11:00 - 11:50 am LIB 310
Facilitator: Kenny Beyer. This workshop demonstrates how to use ePortfolios for students throughout their college studies. Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7654798709.
11/12 Screencasting & Video Production Tue 1:55 - 2:55 pm MLRC
Facilitator: Tom Tobin. This hands-on workshop in the MLRC (Library 3rd floor) shows faculty how to record whatever is on their computer screens, along with an audio narration. Faculty will create a sample screencast video as part of this workshop. Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7654846853.
11/21 Storing and Sharing Multimedia Thu 9:40 - 10:40 am LIB 349
Facilitator: Tom Tobin. This workshop shows faculty how to share multimedia with students via links, embedding, and password-protected access. Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7654997303.
12/4 Phone On: Teaching with Mobile Devices Wed 11:00 - 11:50 am LIB 310
Facilitator: Tom Tobin. This workshop covers teaching techniques that ask students to use their mobile devices in order to accomplish course tasks. Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7655025387.
CTL Faculty Training Courses
The CTL offers two in-depth training courses, designed to preapre instructors to teach hybrid and online courses. Watch your NEIU e-mail and campus mail each semester when registration opens for each of these courses.
Online Teaching I Course
The Online Teaching I course is a 40-hour non-credit training course designed to provide faculty with the basic tools, techniques, and theories needed to be able to create and conduct online courses. On completion of this 4-week online course, faculty members are certified by the NEIU Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). Course topics include:
Registration for Online Teaching I is open each semester on a first-come, first served basis.
- building learning communities;
- distance-education models;
- online learning theory and learner profiles;
- interactivity and collaboration;
- online instructional design;
- media selection;
- online facilitation, assessment, and evaluation;
- asynchronous and synchronous tools;
- online-course syllabus development; and
- effective course-management techniques.
Hybrid Teaching Course
The Hybrid Teaching course is a 20-hour non-credit training course designed to provide faculty with the basic tools, techniques, and theories needed to be able to create and conduct hybrid, or blended-learning, courses. On completion of this 4-week hybrid course, faculty members are certified by the NEIU Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL).
This course is currently under development, with the first offering expected for Summer 2014. Meanwhile, watch the 45-minute CTL seminar on hybrid-teaching best practices from the 2014 NEIU Learn & Lead conference: http://youtu.be/uOrXGajVQTk.
Online Teaching II Course
The Online Teaching II course is an 18-hour non-credit training course designed to provide faculty with advanced tools, techniques, and theories about online courses. Participants are paid a stipend in order to design, create, and teach an online course.
On completion of this 9-session hybrid course, faculty members are expected to have a complete online course environment that they will teach online within 2 semesters of completing the Online Teaching II course. Course topics include:
Nominations for Online Teaching II are handled through department chairs; if you are interested in developing an online course via Online Teaching II, please contact your chair.
- Quality standards for online courses
- Refresher: course components and course-shell navigation
- Creating measurable learning objectives
- Outcomes-based content design
- Course mapping
- Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
- Writing syllabi for face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses
- Creating the course outline and directives
- Adding content to the course shell
- Instructional pedagogy for asynchronous courses elements
- Copyright: fair use, creative commons, and PANE criteria
- Creating assignments and assessments
- Rubric development
- Including groups and collaboration
- Discussion boards and collaborative discussion
- Nurturing community and building online presence
- Peer review using quality standards
- Peer mentoring process
- Lessons learned, best practices
- Troubleshooting common issues
- Demonstration of course shells