CLT Modules on Remote Instruction 

(July 8 - July 27, 2020)

To register for any module that interests you, please click here.

Note: registration helps us collect advance input from you, to finalize module content.

Overview

The July Modules on Remote Instruction have been designed with input from an e-Learning Group as well as participant feedback from CLT's Spring Programming. The overall learning objectives of the modules are to:

  1. Develop the necessary competencies for: a) using the campus LMS (Moodle) & other accessible technologies like Zoom, etc., and b) effectively using these tools to fulfill your pedagogical responsibilities.

  2. Analyze various situational factors impacting your classroom to develop a clearer understanding of the context. This includes: a) identifying appropriate tools, b) selecting from among open educational resources (OER), and c) learning alternate instructional and assessment skills for remote modalities.

  3. In the context of remote instruction, rethink your course design (Dee Fink’s model) to effectively align learning activities and assessments with your intended learning outcomes.

  4. Inculcate a reflective approach for: a) the betterment of yourself and your students; and b) refining your teaching practices.

See below for the topics and key learning objectives of each module. The content of the modules will be adapted to participants’ needs (which will be collected in advance). 

Each module counts as 3-6 hours of professional development for FCC faculty, depending on the duration of the webinars and your participation (note: HEC requires all faculty to attend 36 hours of professional development annually).

 

 

Flexible Participation in Modules of Your Choice

 

The six modules have been carefully curated and sequenced to cover the key skills needed for remote instruction. Collectively, the modules offer a comprehensive ‘course’ on remote instruction. However, each module is self-contained allowing you to pick and choose any module/s based on your interests and needs. 

 

After registering, your participation in each module will involve:

1) Reviewing materials and sharing your questions and suggestions on the module topic

Time commitment: 30-60 mins.

2) Attending a webinar, which will be interactive and guided by the queries received in advance.

Time-commitment: 1.5-2 hours.

Optional post-webinar learning: based on participant-input during webinar, we may share additional materials for your perusal after the webinar.

Time-commitment: optional and up to you.

 
 

 

Module Topics & Dates

 

Each module will be co-facilitated by a group of expert faculty. Please see details below.

 

MODULE 0 - MOODLE BASICS

This webinar is targeted for those who have not used their Moodle accounts or have basic questions about using Moodle. Please bring your Moodle login information so you can work in your Moodle account during the webinar. This session will cover: (i) introducing Moodle as LMS; (ii) accessing your account; (iii) communicating with students using Moodle; (iv) uploading and sharing materials; and (v) recording student attendance.

Please note: for FCC faculty, if you are not comfortable with using our campus LMS (Moodle), it is highly recommended that you take the module on ‘Moodle Basics.’ This is considered as 'Module #0' because future modules presume a working knowledge of Moodle.

 

Please register here.

Webinar date 
Wed Jul 8, 2-4pm

 

Facilitators
Mr. Adeel, Mr. Shakir


Zoom Link click here

MODULE 1 - USING TECHNOLOGY TO YOUR ADVANTAGE

 

This module is targeted to those who have some familiarity with technology, and want to learn how to leverage its instructional potential. Participants will: (i) learn to use Moodle and Zoom more effectively to discharge various instructional tasks and (ii) understand the responsible and effective use of online open educational resources (OER). 

 

This Module comprises three webinars -- 1A, 1B, and 1C -- covering different instructional tasks and the relevant technology. You can select to register for any of the webinar/s, according to your interest. Please bring your Moodle login information so you can work in your Moodle account during the webinars.

1A - Moodle for Instruction

This webinar will cover instructional tasks in Moodle: (i) quizzes (ii) question banks; (iii) assignments; and, (iv) breakout groups for student activities. 

Please register here (preferably by July 5)

Webinar 1A date 
Thu Jul 9, 2-3:30pm

 

Facilitators

Drs. Elizabeth, Saba


Zoom Link click here

1B - Video Conferencing Tools

This webinar will focus on: (i) video conferencing platforms (esp. Zoom and BB Button) (ii) making and editing videos (iii) responsible use of appropriate open educational resources (OERs).

 
Please register here (preferably by July 5)

Webinar 1B date 
Fri Jul 10, 2-3:30pm

 

Facilitators

Drs. Mustafa, Saba, Mr. Furrukh

Zoom Link click here

1C - Moodle Gradebook

In this webinar, you will learn: (i) grading different categories of assessment (quizzes, assignments, exams, etc.) (ii) adding grades to the gradebook; (iii) assigning and editing weightages of grading categories;  and, (iv) extracting grade book reports for uploading grades in Empower (Student Information System).

Please register here (preferably by July 5)

Webinar 1C date 
Mon Jul 13, 2-3pm

 

Facilitators
Mr. Shakir


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MODULE 2 - COURSE DESIGN GUIDELINES FOR REMOTE INSTRUCTION

This module focuses on the basic skills needed to plan your course. You will (i) explore a tool for situation analysis prior to course-planning; (ii) learn to construct learning objectives/outcomes; (iii) understand guidelines to align course content, assessments, learning activities and technology with your learning objectives ('backward design'); (iv) adapt your course plan according to your students’ learning needs; and (v) familiarize yourself with a syllabus template that enables you to prepare a comprehensive course-plan aligned with HEC and FCC policies.

Please register here (preferably by July 10)

Webinar date 
Thu Jul 16, 2-4pm

 

Facilitators

Drs. Sufian, Wajahat, Rukhsana


Zoom Link click here

MODULE 3 - ALTERNATE ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES

In this module, you will (i) understand formative and summative assessment in online contexts (ii) identify assessment strategies that are suitable for your learning objectives; and (iii) learn to use technology for efficient, fair, and transparent assessments.

 

Please register here (preferably by July 10)

Webinar date 
Fri Jul 17, 2-3:30pm

 

Facilitator
Dr. Mehvish


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MODULE 4 - MOTIVATE, ENGAGE, & COMMUNICATE WITH ALL STUDENTS

It can be daunting to match available technologies with different Instructional tasks. In this module you will explore: (i) the relationship between different technologies and specific classroom activities (discussions, assignments, group work, etc); and (ii) ways to align technology with student activities to create enthusiasm for learning in all your students.

 

Please register here (preferably by July 17)

Webinar date 
Wed Jul 22, 2-4pm

 

Facilitator
Ms. Maida, Ms. Ayesha


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MODULE 5 - SELF-CARE & CARING FOR STUDENTS:

Fostering a Self-regulated and Empathetic Regimen

Working from home carries formidable challenges for both faculty and students. In this module, you will learn.techniques that nurture you and your students by (i) creating a workspace at home; (ii) establishing boundaries between family and work; (iii) dealing with the anxiety created by the seismic shift in lifestyle; and iv) learning empathy skills to cope with the new realities of living and teaching.

Please register here (preferably by July 17)

Webinar date 
Fri Jul 24, 2-4pm

 

Facilitators

Drs. Altaf, Memoona, and

Ms. Mussarrat


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MODULE 6 - REFINE YOUR COURSE & YOUR TEACHING

In this module, we will encourage you to (i) revisit and evaluate your course plan; (ii) refine your teaching; (iii) become a self-directed professional; and, (iv) promote self-regulated learning among your students.

 

Please register here (preferably by July 17)

Webinar date 
Mon Jul 27, 2-4pm

 

Facilitators

Drs Wajahat, Sufian, Rukhsana, and Ms. Maida


Zoom Link click here

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In this time of physical distancing, we hope CLT programming provides a forum for social proximity, so we can come together to talk, share, and learn as a community.