THE SPRING 2017 SECTION OF AOTS IS NOW FULL. YOU CAN REGISTER HERE TO BE PLACED ON THE WAITING LIST FOR FUTURE SECTIONS OF THE AOTS COURSE.
This does not guarantee registration into the course, it places you on a priority notification list for future iterations of the course.
Advanced Online Teaching Strategies (AOTS) is an optional three-week online course covering topics and materials that build upon the teaching techniques covered in the Online Teaching Essentials course. AOTS addresses critical areas of online teaching including engagement and interaction, active learning, and authentic assessment. The course is taught in a cohort model and is facilitated by current St. John’s University faculty with considerable online teaching experience. Enrollment is capped at 20 students per session.
Certification to teach online at St. John’s is a prerequisite for enrolling in the AOTS course. Please ensure you are qualified to teach online prior to registering for this faculty development course.
Approximately 6 – 8 hours per week of online participation is required for the full three weeks to complete the advanced online teaching strategies course. Participation in this course is asynchronous, which means that there will be no face-to-face sessions or required dates/times when you must login. You may participate on your own schedule; however, all course assignments must be submitted by the stated deadlines in the syllabus in order to successfully complete the course and obtain certification.
Topics include the following:
- Advanced discussion pedagogies
- Reflective practice through blogs and journals
- Crowd sourced learning and wikis in higher education
- Engaging students through authentic assessment
If you have any questions about the course, please contact:
Paul Desmarais, Senior Instructional Designer
Online Learning and Services