Learning Lab | A Guide to Meaningful Online Learning Experiences

Self-Paced & Live | Online
November 9–20, 2020

Live sessions:
November 9 | 2:00–2:30 p.m. ET
November 12 | 12:00–1:30 p.m. ET

The shift to remote or blended teaching models this upcoming fall offers the opportunity to develop new and engaging pedagogies. This Learning Lab provides immediately-applicable strategies to those teaching or those who support teaching, in online learning environments. You will have the opportunity to network with colleagues in a live discussion session and quickly develop understanding in the following areas.

  • Facilitating flexible, digital, and interactive learning experiences.
  • Using a variety of online technologies to communicate and collaborate.
  • Emulating respect and concern for learners as human beings.
  • Communicating effectively with learners with diverse backgrounds and needs.
  • Applying instructional strategies in online teaching to create rich and meaningful experiences for learners.
  • Using feedback techniques to maintain teaching presence.
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    Learning Lab Dates

    November 9–20, 2020

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    2 weeks
    (access to all resources for one year)

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    Time Commitment

    5-6 hours total including a one hour live session

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    Who Should Attend?

    Higher education professionals who are in teaching roles or in roles to support those who teach

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    Lab Delivery

    Online (self-paced and one live Zoom discussion session)

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    Access code required

What to Expect

In this Learning Lab you can expect a three-part experience: (1) Self-paced resources to read, watch, and listen to with a discussion board to process learning; (2) a live synchronous session via Zoom to participate in group discussion and networking; and (3) a self-paced application activity for you to apply the meaningful learning to your current work with online learning. The focus is solely on the learner experience and allows you to customize your time as much as possible to meet your most current needs. More information on deadlines and deliverables provided within the Learning Lab.


Monday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m. ET: Learning Lab open with the Lab Launch Live Session
Thursday, November 12 before 12:00 p.m. ET: Discussion post submitted
Thursday, November 12 at 12:00 p.m. ET: Live Zoom discussion session
Friday, November 20: Application activity for microcredential submitted


Veronica Diaz Veronica Diaz, Director, Professional Learning, EDUCAUSE

Ryan MacTaggart Ryan MacTaggart, Manager, Professional Learning, EDUCAUSE


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