Schedule

During the month of June, we’ll be meeting twice a week by Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30am – 1pm. Prior to each Zoom session, there will be activities to complete in preparation for meeting; these activities can be found under each week under Schedule in the menu above and also linked in the title of each week below.

Week 1: Pedagogical Foundation and OpenLab Intro

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply asset pedagogies to course and learning experience design
  • Develop familiarity with features and affordances of OpenLab sites
  • Create a course site on the OpenLab
  • Navigate between course profile and course site
  • Be Awesome
Week 2: Thinking about Content

Learning Outcomes

  • Navigate between course site and dashboard
  • Articulate the role of posts and pages in a WordPress site
  • Add and organize content using pages, posts, categories, and menus
  • Make decisions about open vs private content
  • Ethically and legally use images and attribution
Week 3: Thinking about Interactivity

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe how they will build community on the  OL
  • Describe how they will engage students as knowledge creators on the OL
  • Describe the affordances and constraints of the primary ways of interacting on the OL (course profile discussions, comments on posts, creating posts)
Week 4: Additional Functionality

Learning Outcomes

  • Match pedagogical and learning experience goals to course site design
  • Articulate the role of widgets and plugins in a WordPress site
  • Navigate and adapt the course template to meet the needs of their course
  • Identify which course template plugins, if any, they will use for their course
  • Describe the function of themes and give examples of ways themes might affect the way a site is displayed