Two Heads Are Better than One!: Forming Creative Partnerships in Online Learning
Alyson Vogel, Senior Instructional Designer, John Jay Online, John Jay College;Jennifer Hamano, Graduate Teaching Fellow, CUNY Graduate Center; Dhipinder Walia, Lecturer, English; & Donald Sutherland, Coordinator of Institutional Effectiveness, Lehman
It’s well known that teaching engaging in-person, hybrid or online courses requires extensive planning and coordination on multiple levels on the part of a faculty member in order to be successful. A panel of Lehman faculty will discuss how they were not ‘alone’ in this process and will highlight varied strategies they and their instructional designer deliberated, enacted and refined over long periods that led to stronger creative partnerships. We will illustrate how technology aligned the teaching problems that are common to all disciplines with the collaborative discussion, coaching and student-centered principles that are associated with highly effective, often transformative teaching practices.