Presentation Title

TOPkit Part I: Online Faculty Development Resources for Florida

Location

Conrad

Start

1-16-2018 10:30 AM

End

1-16-2018 11:45 AM

Short Description

Understanding that faculty development helps drive excellence, the State of Florida has invested heavily in building faculty development resources for online education, and they are now available online. Come see how you may benefit from the Teaching Online Preparation Toolkit (TOPkit), how to participate in the professional community of practice, and how to receive monthly updates.

Abstract

On February 1, 2017, the Teaching Online Preparation Toolkit (TOPkit) website went live. Florida funded and Florida focused in support of the State University System of Florida Board of Governors 2025 Strategic Plan for Online Education, TOPkit is a comprehensive resource that provides instructional designers, faculty developers, and educational technologists with the essential tools required to support faculty in the development of very high quality online courses. While TOPkit was launched for the purpose of supporting faculty development professionals in Florida public colleges and universities, the Community of Practice, TOPkit Digest, and TOPkit online resources (including two sample faculty development courses available for download) are available to all educational institutions in the US and around the world. The TOPkit Community of Practice is a global online forum for ongoing collaboration and sharing of faculty development resources and effective practices. This forum also advances the scholarship of teaching and learning in the online environment. Discussion topics include Ask ADDIE, Share an Effective Practice, and Topical Discussions. TOPkit Digest is a monthly e-newsletter that highlights activity in the online TOPkit Community of Practice and links discussion posts to the Toolkit. TOPkit online resources consist of strategies and tools for effective online faculty development, including Faculty Development Models, Techniques and Strategies, Checklists and Rubrics, and Sources of Data for evaluating the impact of educational technologies on students, faculty, and the institution. Participants will be introduced to the live TOPkit website, including the TOPkit community of practice (COP), Ask ADDIE, and the TOPkit Digest. Session facilitators will also explain how to join the TOPkit COP and explore the ways this site can help instructional designers and faculty developers create dynamic faculty development programs. This presentation relates to the conference theme by offering tools and resources to support excellence in online teaching.

Format

Concurrent Session

Institutional level targeted

Higher Ed

Moderator

Jennifer Reeves, NSU

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Jan 16th, 10:30 AM Jan 16th, 11:45 AM

TOPkit Part I: Online Faculty Development Resources for Florida

Conrad

On February 1, 2017, the Teaching Online Preparation Toolkit (TOPkit) website went live. Florida funded and Florida focused in support of the State University System of Florida Board of Governors 2025 Strategic Plan for Online Education, TOPkit is a comprehensive resource that provides instructional designers, faculty developers, and educational technologists with the essential tools required to support faculty in the development of very high quality online courses. While TOPkit was launched for the purpose of supporting faculty development professionals in Florida public colleges and universities, the Community of Practice, TOPkit Digest, and TOPkit online resources (including two sample faculty development courses available for download) are available to all educational institutions in the US and around the world. The TOPkit Community of Practice is a global online forum for ongoing collaboration and sharing of faculty development resources and effective practices. This forum also advances the scholarship of teaching and learning in the online environment. Discussion topics include Ask ADDIE, Share an Effective Practice, and Topical Discussions. TOPkit Digest is a monthly e-newsletter that highlights activity in the online TOPkit Community of Practice and links discussion posts to the Toolkit. TOPkit online resources consist of strategies and tools for effective online faculty development, including Faculty Development Models, Techniques and Strategies, Checklists and Rubrics, and Sources of Data for evaluating the impact of educational technologies on students, faculty, and the institution. Participants will be introduced to the live TOPkit website, including the TOPkit community of practice (COP), Ask ADDIE, and the TOPkit Digest. Session facilitators will also explain how to join the TOPkit COP and explore the ways this site can help instructional designers and faculty developers create dynamic faculty development programs. This presentation relates to the conference theme by offering tools and resources to support excellence in online teaching.