Budapest, Hungary

Designing a Collaborative Connected Liberal Arts Classroom

online course
when 12 July 2021 - 16 July 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 1 EC
fee EUR 200

This course offers participants the opportunity to learn about and experience an instructional design approach specific to the kinds of pedagogies that are a hallmark of Liberal Arts and Sciences education. Participants will engage in the course and skills-building activities designed specifically with engaged and writing-rich pedagogies in mind. The course also aims to bring together colleagues from across the OSUN network institutions in an effort to foster collaboration across campuses and begin conversations that might continue through joint course offerings and faculty-led initiatives.

The course will focus primarily on courses in humanities and social sciences, providing the instruments for transferring these courses into a blended / hybrid / online learning environment. The instructors will provide presentations on the strategies to arrange network cross-campus courses, including the use of video-conferences, online platforms, and other tools for synchronous and asynchronous modes of teaching and learning while working simultaneously across several campuses.

The assignments proposed during the course will be focused on various aspects of blended / hybrid / online modes of teaching and learning, such as networking across campuses, online course administration, online techniques for reading and writing assignments, soft skills, and emotional intelligence in the online environment, psycho-social support in online learning, synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning, online mentoring (see the detailed description in the “Key Topics” section). The course will explore ways to build academic cross-campus partnerships as well as the practices to engage the communities around the academic core in order to promote the accessibility of knowledge and foster social inclusion among students.

Course leader

Erica Kaufman
Institute for Writing and Thinking, Bard College, Annadale, USA
Mariia Laktionkina
Academic Department of Humanities and Arts, European Humanities University, Vilnius, Lithuania

Target group

Target group
The primary target group includes any interested faculty members that need training in the course topics such as instructors at OSUN institutions, instructors from other educational institutions, teachers, administrative staff, and OSUN undergrads.

We will also invite external experts in these fields to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and to produce take-aways for the workshop participants.
Pre-requisites
Course participants are expected to have basic knowledge in course design and preparation. Faculty should be prepared to fully participate - it will be experiential.

Course aim

This course offers participants the opportunity to learn about and experience an instructional design approach specific to the kinds of pedagogies that are a hallmark of Liberal Arts and Sciences education. Participants will engage in course and skills building activities designed specifically with engaged and writing-rich pedagogies in mind. The course also aims to bring together colleagues from across the OSUN network institutions in an effort to foster collaboration across campuses and begin conversations that might continue through joint course offerings and faculty-led initiatives.

Credits info

1 EC
A Certificate of Attendance will also be awarded upon completion.

Fee info

EUR 200: payable until 28 May.

Scholarships

Students from the Open Society University Network (OSUN) and CIVICA member institutions are eligible for a fee waiver.