Online Learning Update

April 24, 2014

Teaching Center pushes for online training

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

by HAILEY WINSTON, Yale Daily News

As online education gains momentum across the nation, the Yale Teaching Center is looking to help more graduate students learn online teaching skills. Around 50 percent of academic job positions now require or suggest online teaching experience, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed. But Yale currently provides opportunities for fewer than 30 graduate students to gain online teaching experience each year, said Sara Ronis GRD ’15, a fellow at the Teaching Center and a member of the University Committee on Online Education. To address the issue, the Yale Teaching Center has applied for funding from the newly established Rosenkranz Fund for Pedagogical Innovation to organize workshops for graduate students about how to teach online courses. The center’s proposal will be evaluated by the University-wide Committee on Online Education, which will then make recommendations to Provost Benjamin Polak about whether the project should get financial backing from the fund.

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