If you are considering online delivery for a course, department or program, you can learn about best practices for online quality, discover how to transition from face-to-face teaching, and get a sneak peak at new resources and technologies. The Faculty Center at Stony Brook University will present “Challenges, Infinite Possibilities and Triumphs,” an online education symposium Friday, September 25, from 9 am to 4:30 pm in the Student Activities Center. Registration, open now online, is $20.
The goal of this symposium is to support Stony Brook’s online teaching initiatives by providing relevant information, resources and learning opportunities to faculty and chairs. Participants will discuss online teaching practices with experienced Stony Brook faculty, adopt research-based course design standards that ensure quality instruction, select useful technology tools for engaging online students, describe principles and practices of facilitating a high-quality online course, and access support services for designing, building, teaching and assessing an online course.
The keynote speaker is Peter Shea, associate provost for Online Education and associate professor in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice and in the Department of Informatics, University at Albany. His research focuses on technology-mediated teaching and learning in higher education and the development of communities of online learners.
Shea is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters on the topic of online learning and co-author of The Successful Distance Learning Student. He has received significant external funding for his recent work, including three grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and was a principal investigator on a U.S. Department of Education grant to research and develop an online system to support teaching Chinese to children in K-12 public schools. In his role as associate provost Shea provides leadership and strategy for online teaching and learning in collaboration with academic, administrative and support units across the University at Albany.