Date/Time: Saturday August 4, 2012 from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Description: This workshop discusses one instructor's experience teaching accounting courses online in a variety of different settings. The instructor has taught online courses in synchronous, asynchronous, and hybrid formats.
The workshop begins by discussing general information about distance education, including history, basic definitions, and current trends. The instructor will then discuss his personal experiences teaching at accounting online at a large university with a robust distance education infrastructure as well as at smaller universities that are just getting starting with distance education.
The instructor will then offer a variety of tips to consider when teaching accounting courses online. Finally, the instructor will conclude the workshop by discussing future trends in distance education learning.
This workshop is designed to be interactive. Although the instructor will present a formal program, workshop participants are welcome to join in any time by asking questions or sharing their own teaching online experiences.
Field of Study: Accounting
Program Level: Basic
Method of Delivery: Group — Live
Intended Audience: The program is designed primarily for instructors with limited or no online teaching experience, but feedback from prior sessions suggests that instructors with significant experience have also learned some valuable tips.
Format/Structure: Workshop structure:
- distance education overview
- instructor's personal experience teaching online using synchronous, asynchronous, and hybrid formats
- tips on what to do, and what not to do, in order to successfully teach online
- current and future distance education trends.
The workshop structure will include a formal powerpoint presentation, but participants are encouraged to ask questions or share their own online teaching experiences, in order to make the program as interactive as possible.
Learning Objective: Participants completing the course will:
Better understand the background, history, and basic definitions involved with distance education;
Hear directly online teaching experiences of the instructor and other workshop participants;
Learn some "do's and don'ts" tips that will help participants improve their own individual online teaching experiences;
Become more informed on current and future distance education trends.
Advanced Preparation Required: None.