Event Title

Creating an institutional online teaching repository: Empowering teaching excellence for online students

Session Format

Poster

Conference Tracks

Outreach, Services, and Programs

Short Description

PoRTAL (Purdue Repository for online Teaching and Learning) is created for anyone interested in online teaching and learning. https://www.purdue.edu/innovativelearning/supporting-instruction/portal/

The digital repository provides strategies, tips, and resources for instructors wanting to learn and improve skills to teach online. This is a campus wide ongoing collaboration in which Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies contribute to key elements like information literacy, copyright, and open educational resources. The Tier 1 (just-in-time, broad level) resources are job aids categorized by users’ needs: 1) Instructor strategies, 2) Course design, 3) Course enhancement, and 4) Policies and procedures.

Long Description

Are you thinking about moving your courses to an online format? Are you already teaching online and looking for additional ways to engage your students? PoRTAL (Purdue Repository for online Teaching and Learning) is created for anyone interested in online teaching and learning. The link is available at https://www.purdue.edu/innovativelearning/supporting-instruction/portal/

It is an open educational resource digital repository that is available 24/7 to provide strategies, tips, and resources for instructors wanting to learn more and improve skills to teach online.

PoRTAL repository won 2019 Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) Division of Distance Learning Best Practice Award. As part of an institutional level support network, PoRTAL (Purdue Repository for online Teaching and Learning) is developed through campus wide collaboration involving Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies, Purdue Online, Learning Design and Technology, Teaching and Learning Technologies, and Center for Instructional Excellence. Information professionals in this project contribute to key elements like information literacy, copyright, open educational resources, and so on. The content was evaluated with project derived 15-point checklist. The Tier 1 (just-in-time, broad level) resources are job aids categorized by users’ needs: 1) Instructor strategies, 2) Course design, 3) Course enhancement, and 4) Policies and procedures. The Tier 2 self-paced training opportunities for more in-depth learning is currently underway.

Learning Objectives

  1. Take away an institutional online teaching repository
  2. Identify strategies, tips, and resources for instructors wanting to learn and improve skills to teach online

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Creating an institutional online teaching repository: Empowering teaching excellence for online students

PoRTAL (Purdue Repository for online Teaching and Learning) is created for anyone interested in online teaching and learning. https://www.purdue.edu/innovativelearning/supporting-instruction/portal/

The digital repository provides strategies, tips, and resources for instructors wanting to learn and improve skills to teach online. This is a campus wide ongoing collaboration in which Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies contribute to key elements like information literacy, copyright, and open educational resources. The Tier 1 (just-in-time, broad level) resources are job aids categorized by users’ needs: 1) Instructor strategies, 2) Course design, 3) Course enhancement, and 4) Policies and procedures.