Below are details of the two-part MOLE Exemplary Course Programme, taking place on 24th June and 26th August. There are places available, bookable via LMS at https://lms.shef.ac.uk/index.php#LTT
The MOLE Exemplary Course Programme is designed to help course designers identify and develop desirable practices for designing engaging online courses. Using the exemplary course rubric, instructors and course designers are able to evaluate how well their own course conforms to best practices outlined in the rubric and through the peer review element of the programme, and have the opportunity to give and receive feedback on the development of MOLE courses.
The programme is split into two sessions. The first will focus on ideas and techniques to build engaging content with a mix of hands on, discussion and presentation. Following on from this session the attendees will work on a MOLE course with a view to applying these techniques, and the exemplary course rubric, to the content and structure of the course. The second session of the programme will provide the group with the opportunity to conduct a peer assessment exercise on all the courses and provide feedback that will further enhance the courses, and potentially choose candidates to be put forward to the global Blackboard Catalyst Awards Exemplary Course Programme, which the University of Sheffield programme is based on.
Attending the programme and submitting your course for review will provide you the opportunity to:
Reflect on your own course design through a self-evaluation of your course and gain new perspective and insights on your course.
Receive detailed feedback on your own course development including best practices and areas for improvement.
Apply lessons learned from the Exemplary Course Rubric to your own courses or those you are helping to develop.
Gain professional development experience and recognition for your accomplishments and participation in the program.
All courses will be reviewed and will receive detailed feedback on their design, interaction and collaboration, assessment, and learner support components. Submitted courses are reviewed by peer reviewers. Additional feedback is provided by the Exemplary Course Programme leaders.
The course will run over two sessions, on 24th June and 26th August both at 2pm, and you will need a MOLE course you have access to edit the content and structure of. You must be prepared to complete any work on this course by the second programme session, and be able to provide feedback to other course owners on the programme.
To book on the course, please click on the following link to the LMS:https://lms.shef.ac.uk/index.php#LTT