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The WOW Factor: Creating Faculty Development That Sparks Interest and Envy

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Published by Carrie O”Donnellon Jan 19, 2021

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Imagine our surprise last summer when we reached out to 475 faculty and learned the online courses for nearly half were simply mirrors of their face-to-face instruction. In fact, only 22% were designing their courses differently for online.

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With all of the faculty development around online learning being offered, why weren’t more faculty designing courses specifically for this type of instruction? As it turns out, faculty weren’t engaging with development options at a level you might expect given COVID-19 and the rapid shift to online learning. Something we’d also learned in surveys and interviews with170 provosts and academic leaders a year earlier.

The solution? The WOW Factor.

In our most recent webinar The WOW Factor: Creating Faculty Development That Sparks Interest and Envy, Brett Christie and I share how you can create faculty development that’s exciting, engaging, helps faculty see where they need to be and how to move the needle to get there.

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Learn by Doing Students learn best when they actively take part in their own learning. Give faculty the same experience. Rather than watch someone explain learning design, let them design learning experiences. Even better, an actual course they can use. Model Best Practices This is a huge part of creating the WOW factor and completely engaging faculty. Model learning design best practices and make it known what you’re modeling. For example, chunking lessons; no more than 15 minutes of lecture without active learning. Help faculty experience what a student experiences in a well-designed online course; the difference these practices make.Provide Tools, Resources & Exemplars. It’s so important to instill confidence and give faculty what they need to replicate what they learned. For example, a sample course in Canvas to use as a model, assessment templates, active learning techniques and exemplars to help them with each step of the course development process.

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Create Community Pride in the Experience Award badges, print certificates and share faculty accomplishments via external (Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) and internal communications. Spark interest that makes faculty want to know what’s coming up next.

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