Faculty Showcase to Discuss Using Open Course Platform

Posted: February 1, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

“Open Course Platform to Aid Instructors in Teaching and Marketing Online Courses” is the title of the next Faculty Showcase at 1 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4, in Innovation Hall, Room 334. Sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence and the Division of Instructional and Technology Support Services’ Instructional Resource Center, the showcase will be led by Farrokh Alemi, acting assistant dean of the College of Nursing and Health Science.

Alemi will discuss Open Course Platform, which is a new paradigm in teaching online courses that tries to reduce the burden of marketing and teaching a course as opposed to creating the online course. Participants will learn how to:

  • Use procedures for automatic marketing of the course through search engines
  • Make the course available online without using passwords
  • Maintain interactivity with students using one-on-one communication through tailored automated e-mails drafted by the system

Students’ reaction to the course and formal evaluations will be discussed. Faculty across disciplines who want to learn more about strategies and implementation of online distance education courses will benefit from this presentation.

Please RSVP to 703-993-3897 or e-mail elord@gmu.edu by tomorrow.

The next showcase is “The Power of Images: Showcase on a Variety of TAC-funded Image Manipulation Assignments” on Friday, Feb. 18 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Innovation Hall, Room 334. Presenters are Cathy Tompkins, Molly Davis, and Michael Wolf-Branigin, faculty of the Social Work Program.

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