ePD Summer 2012 Course!

ePD Participants

This summer offers exciting opportunities for 18 faculty from across campus who are participating in the ePD Summer 2012 course! Funded by the Creative Adaptation Fund, this course is facilitated by April Lawrence, Judi Harris, Karen Conner and Sara Gividen. The course began on Friday, June 1, with a face-to-face session in Miller Hall. A diverse group of 18 participants represented 10 units (departments or schools) from across campus!

ePD Class The morning session focused on identifying the learning goals of a course and the different categories of learning activities that might help meet those goals.The afternoon session provided hands-on exercises in Adobe Connect and Twitter. An overview of the new version of Blackboard Learn concluded the day.

This blended (combination of face-to-face and online meetings) course will introduce such topics as: understanding and addressing students’ learning preferences and styles, blended learning design and organization, instructor planning and workload, online collaboration and technologies that help to support blended learning. Some of the resources that will be introduced in the ePD course will also be shared with the W&M eLearning Community via the A-Z page of this blog. Check the A-Z page for weekly updates.

We are just getting started, but we are excited about what the summer has to offer!

Exploring Blackboard Learn