EMC Ed Tech Unit Supporting Instructors Through CanDO PD

The Educational Technology unit within the EMC has had a busy spring and summer, tasked with professional development for educational technology during the rapid switch of most instruction to remote learning in Spring 2020. Then immediately transitioning to rapidly developing and delivering a 12-week series of two-week professional development courses in a series called, CanDO PD (Classroom and Distance Online Professional Development), to assist instructors in preparing their courses for a flexible Fall 2020 course delivery.

A total of 90 faculty members participated (three from other CC’s) with a total of 265 registrations for CanDO courses/modules: Teaching Approaches 1 (repeated), Learning Outcomes, Assessments, Laulima Lessons, and Communicating. When surveyed, 100% (67) of the faculty agreed or strongly agreed that the resources provided were useful and that their experience in the module was excellent or good.

A participant responded, “I have enjoyed every module as it is useful and exactly the training I needed to prepare for online learning in a clear, concise, simple manner. The tasks are manageable and attainable – giving me a great feel for what it is like for the students as they go through this process (similar to the newness of this online experience for myself).”

If you haven’t had the chance to participate in the CanDO PD series, you’ll have another chance this semester, Fall 2020. Register today! See below for more information on each of the five two-week courses of the series. You can register for one, two, or all five!

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