Model Course Initiative Spring 2022

A City Tech OpenLab Project Site for Fellows

Ideas for discussions

Introductory assignments

Check-in assignments

Inquiry-based assignments

Crowdsourced assignments

Prep for exam assignments

Concluding assignments

Agenda for Session 4, 5/12

Before Session 4

Session 4: May 12, 2022

Communication

Meeting via Zoom

Notes via Google Docs

Agenda

  • Checking in
  • Model Course sites/Course Hub sites
  • Communication
    • Consider modalities, usability, accessibility, format
  • Interaction
    • Consider interaction for both Model Courses and Course Hubs
  • Engagement
  • Small Groups/Individual work
  • Milestone updates
  • Q&A
  • Prep for next session
  • Reflections

Before Session 5 (6/2/22)

  • Read “Sharing your Model Course” from the Model Course on the OpenLab project
  • Model Course building/Course Hub building
  • Visit seminar colleague’s sites
  • Seek feedback from departmental colleagues
  • Meet with Jody or Jonas

Agenda for Session 3, 4/28

Before Session 3

  • Read “Building a Model Course” from the Model Courses on the OpenLab project
    • Focus on steps 1, 2, 5, 6 (we’ll focus on steps 3&4 in the next session)
  • Read “Building a Course Hub” from the Model Courses on the OpenLab project
  • Share as a comment on this post any questions, concerns, or ideas sparked from the readings so we can incorporate them into our session.
  • Update project plan and milestones as needed

Session 3: April 28, 2022

Building a Model Course

Meeting via Zoom

Notes via Google Docs

Agenda

  • Checking in
  • Whole group discussion: Model Courses and Course Hubs
    • Purpose
    • Audience
    • Format
    • Course Materials
  • Building a Model Course
  • Building a Course Hub 
  • Small groups/individual work
    • Drafting on the Model Course/Course Hub
  • Site architecture
  • Milestone updates
  • Q&A
  • Prep for next session
  • Reflections

Before Session 4

  • Read “Building a Model Course” from the Model Course on the OpenLab project
    • Focus on steps 3&4
  • Consider discussion, student engagement, low-stakes assignments, etc for asynchronous activity

Reflection for Session 2

It was great learning more with everyone today!

To reflect on today’s session, what work do you need to do with your materials (especially thinking about accessibility/usability) before you start building your model course or course hub?

Agenda for Session 2, 4/7

Before Session 2

Session 2: April 7, 2022, 10-11:30am

Preparing Course Materials

Meeting via Zoom

Notes via Google Docs

Agenda

  • Checking in
  • Things to consider: takeaways from the shared resources
    • Usability
    • Accessibility
    • What resources to share in the model course/course hub
  • Project Plan review and discussion, continued
    • Updates
    • Feedback
    • Milestones review
  • Creating a model course/course hub
  • Prep for next session: what materials do we need to begin building a site? What considerations?
  • Q&A
  • Reflections

Before Session 3

  • Read “Building a Model Course” from the Model Courses on the OpenLab project
    • Focus on steps 1, 2, 5, 6 (we’ll focus on steps 3&4 in the next session)
  • Read “Building a Course Hub” from the Model Courses on the OpenLab project
  • Update project plan and milestones as needed

Model Course & Course Hub Tours

In preparation for our first meeting, we invited you to watch or review the model course tour & course hub tour:

Model Course Tour
Course Hub Tour

We also wanted to give you a space to record and share your thoughts with the group, so as you think about your own work, feel free to leave a comment here to share how you envision any of these examples informing your approach, including course specific elements that you anticipate retrofitting, adapting, adding, or removing.

Welcome!

Outside a coffee shop featuring vintage gas pump plus a welcome sign and a howdy sign
“Welcome” by Abi via Flickr

Welcome, 2022 Model Course Initiative Fellows! We’ll use this OpenLab project to share resources, gather our work, and exchange ideas about the model courses and course hubs we’re creating.

The site can grow to meet our needs, so please ask questions, request new information or features, and add what you want to share with this private group.

[This post was previously stuck to the top of the homepage–which can be a nice way to keep a message visible while still allowing new content coming to the homepage below. Let’s talk more about this feature and the options available if you’re interested!]

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