iTeach is a hands-on clinics offered to UAF faculty by the Instructional Design Team at UAF eLearning & Distance Education. These intensive clinics are tailored to help you improve upon everything from how you gather and manage your own research, to creating course schedules that work for you and your students, to building and managing online learning communities, and everything in between.
iTeach is led by a crack team of Instructional Designers who know how difficult is to teach in today’s post-secondary institutions. If you’ve been asked to add an online component to your courses, if you want to teach online, or if you just want to integrate more technology into your classroom, they can help. The Instructional Design Team members all have experience teaching traditional face-to-face and online courses at UAF. They come from diverse backgrounds and each one has impressive technical expertise. The skills taught by the team during iTeach Weekends will aid you in creating pedagogically sound face-to-face or online courses that are fun, possess academic integrity, and meet UAF’s academic guidelines.
Frequently Asked Questions
“Who can apply?”
All UAF instructors including full- and part-time faculty, adjuncts, and UAF eLearning instructors are eligible to apply. Those at other UA campuses and staff may also apply, but please be aware that we give preference to UAF applicants.
“How much does it cost?”
“Where are iTeach clinics held?”
“What do I need to know before applying?”
- These are full days; you are required to be present the entire time. Please do not plan other meetings during the iTeach hours.
- Whether you are listening to a presentation, actively following step-by-step instructions, or participating in online activities, you will need a laptop with a current and updated operating system. Make sure you have administrative privileges for the laptop so you can add software if needed.
- Pre-workshop and nightly homework will be assigned in order for us to cover important material.
“What do I need to know before attending?”
- Basic computer skills are a must. You need to know how to navigate through your own computer.
- An understanding of how to sign up for free online services is helpful.
- Basic Blackboard skills are required; if you would rank yourself a ⅕ in your Blackboard skills, please attend a Blackboard training session prior to applying for iTeach.
“What can I expect to do at iTeach?”
“What will I take away from iTeach?”
Our goal at iTeach is to strike a balance between technology presentation and best design practices. Although we will not have time to fully develop a complete course during the limited timeframe, this week-long intensive training will provide you with a starting framework to build or enhance your courses and to help engage your students whether you are teaching face-to-face or online
“Anything else I should know?”
We feed our participants well! Please join us for light breakfasts and full lunch. We promise to do our best to make iTeach a fun and rewarding experience for everyone. Each day participants also have the opportunity to receive a technology resource tool. To find out what those are, you will have to join us.