APeL is dedicated to the diversification of instructional horizons at William & Mary. We partner with faculty members across the university to develop their skills and awareness in the sphere of eLearning. Workshops stimulate exploration and engagement by connecting broader instructional and pedagogical concepts with practical examples from peers. Faculty who complete the series and participate in an end of year symposium receive an eLearning certificate.
Schedule for 2017-2018
All events will take place in Swem Library's Ford Classroom on Wednesdays from noon to 1 pm on the dates listed below. Lunch will be provided for faculty members who reserve a seat, so please check the calendar and RSVP at https://events.wm.edu/academictechnology.
These workshops introduce key instructional frameworks and offer practical examples.
- Fall 2017: Scaffolding your assignments — September 6
- Spring 2018: Universal Design for eLearning (tentative topic) — January 31
These workshops focus on syllabus and assignment design and aligning course design and objectives.
- Fall 2017: Learning in Community — October 4
- Spring 2018: Teaching in Community — February 28
Assessment & Feedback
These workshops present new developments in assessment and feedback by showcasing current examples that faculty members are using at William & Mary.
- Fall 2017: Tools and strategies for formative assessment — November 1
- Spring 2018: Recursive feedback (tentative topic) — March 28
These workshops highlight emerging teaching methods and ideas, and offer examples from faculty members implementing these ideas.
- Fall 2017: Gamification and team-based learning — December 6
- Spring 2018: Flipping and hybrid courses (tentative topic) — April 25
This certificate will be awarded in recognition of your exploration of learning design.
- Attend at least one workshop (or view online) from each of the categories above
- Participate in the end-of-year teaching and learning symposium