This PD Pack provides strategies, resources, and guidelines for developing, implementing, and evaluating remote instruction in higher education coursework and related experiences. It explores topics such as frameworks for promoting student engagement, quality indicators for remote and online learning, accessibility and Section 508 compliance, and best practices for delivering instruction and evaluating student learning.

ERI Materials

Introduction to Remote Instruction

This module presents basic terminology, quality indicators, and quick tips to get started in a remote learning format.

Guest Speaker: Melinda Leko, Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, CEEDAR Center

Structuring Remote Instruction for Success

This module discusses strategies and resources that support the design of a remote or hybrid course including the IRIS Module, “Online Course Design for College and University Faculty.”

Guest Speaker: Naomi Tyler, Ph.D., Director, IRIS Center

Promoting Learner Engagement

This module examines a framework for multiple methods of student engagement in remote and hybrid courses. Learn about various tools and applications that promote learner engagement.

Guest Speaker: Corey Pierce, Ph.D., and Lori Peterson, Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado

Assessing Learning

Learn multiple ways to assess student learning in remote and hybrid courses. This module addresses logistical issues such as providing timely feedback, using LMS built in assessment tools, and minimizing cheating.
Guest Speaker: Kyena Cornelius, Ph.D., Minnesota State University, Mankato

Accessibility: Section 508 Compliance

This module addresses issues of accessibility within remote and hybrid courses. Learn about Section 508 and ways to ensure courses are in compliance.

Guest Speakers:

Cynthia Curry, BSChE, Director of Technical Assistance, CAST

Sam Johnston, Ed.D., Director of Postsecondary & Workforce Development, CAST

Investing in Continuous Improvement

Learn ways to evaluate the overall effectiveness of a remote or hybrid course and use the resulting evaluation data to engage in continuous improvement and course revisioning.

Guest Speaker: Melinda Leko, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, CEEDAR Center