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Faculty Development

Instructional Technology and Design Services offers several faculty development opportunities to support online and hybrid teaching including technology workshops, an online course emphasizing pedagogical considerations, as well as our annual Summer Institute. Take a look at what we offer:

Kick-Off the Spring Semester with a Winter Tech Camp

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Instructional Technology and Design Services (ITDS) is offering our one-day event, “2019 Winter Tech Camp,” to help you prepare for your Spring 2019 and future courses. The event will demonstrate effective pedagogical strategies that promote active learning, facilitate productive collaboration, and utilize effective learning assessments. To support these strategies, hands-on workshops will be provided. The workshops will focus on how to make effective use of Canvas and other technologies to enhance your face-to-face, hybrid and online teaching.

Register for the 2019 Winter Tech Camp      (select Special Events from the Category menu)

Dates: Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm (Lunch will be provided)
Location: University Hall, 5th Floor, Room 5009

There will be ample opportunities for faculty and staff to work on courses with consultation and assistance provided by our ITDS staff. Review the 2019 Winter Tech Camp Agenda at your leisure.

Empowering Online Teaching and Learning (EOTL)

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The EOTL is a four-week program intended to provide faculty with an overview of teaching and learning online, applicable for both online and hybrid courses. Facilitated by our Instructional Designers, this course will involve approximately 2 – 4 hours of commitment each week. Participation in this program is highly recommended for all faculty members who will be teaching online or hybrid courses at Montclair State University. ITDS offers this course twice each semester. Completion of only one session is required for certification. Use the buttons below to register for the session of your choice.

This program is conducted in Canvas and includes the following four weekly modules:

  • Introduction to Online/Hybrid Teaching and Learning
  • Approaches to Online/Hybrid Instruction
  • Online/Hybrid Community and Interaction
  • Online/Hybrid Learning Assessments

This course is considered the pedagogical track of our faculty development program (FDP). We also offer a Canvas track to strengthen your mastery of instructional technologies. This track includes foundational workshops, delivered both face-to-face and online. Additional details can be found in the Canvas section of our Training Offerings page.

Summer Institute for Teaching, Learning & Technology

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2018 was a great success! Start planning for next summer, when our two-day event will showcase best practices on how to design effective instructional strategies, facilitate learner-centered interaction and collaboration, and create objective-oriented assessments to enhance teaching and learning outcomes. We will also introduce emerging and effective instructional technologies for face-to-face, hybrid and online teaching to enrich the student learning experience. As part of our commitment to Accessibility at MSU, we will offer more presentations and workshops on making your course and materials accessible.

This year a dozen or more faculty members shared their teaching strategies and showcased their courses. Stakeholders from existing online programs spoke about their program development, faculty development, course design practices, and much more. In addition, a variety of activities were included such as panel discussions, hands-on workshops, and course design and technology consultation sessions. If you weren’t able to attend, look forward to your attendance and participation next Summer!

When: Wednesday June 5th and Thursday June 6th, 2019
Where: ADP Center, University Hall
Registration is TBA.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided

Take a look at our 2018 agenda and meet our distinguished presenters.


Below are more examples of our Faculty Development initiatives: