Session Description

Friday, April 9th, 2021
3:20 PM - 4:10 PM: Concurrent Sessions
Managing the Online Workload
Teaching online requires a unique balance of pedagogical and time management skills. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the online classroom can seem overwhelming to both new and experienced online faculty. In the demanding COVID-19 era of remote and hyflex teaching, faculty may experience burn-out associated with facilitating online forums, posting assignments, and providing feedback.

This presentation will explore practical time management strategies to design and facilitate high-quality online courses. Faculty and course design professionals may benefit from a self-assessment of personal practices and tools, while exploring new techniques to enhance their efficiency.

Engagement strategies for participants will include a case study exercise, active discussion, brainstorming, and a Q/A forum. All participants will receive a work management template for personal planning.
Learning Objectives
Analyze time management challenges for online course instructors.
Self-assess current time management practices and tools.
Develop personal strategies for managing the online teaching workload.
Presentation Files
Barbara Frey, Assistant Professor, Point Park University
Barbara A. Frey, DEd is an Adjunct Assistant Professor with the School of Education at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition, she is an Instructional Design Consultant with the University of Pittsburgh and CampusWorks. Barbara’s background includes over 25 years of online teaching experience with the World Campus of Pennsylvania State University and the Global Campus of Colorado State University. Since 2003, she has been an active Quality Matters Facilitator, Master Reviewer, and Researcher.

Rae Mancilla, Assistant Director of Online, University of Pittsburgh
Rae Mancilla, Ed.D, is the Assistant Director of Online Learning at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. She brings to bear over a decade of design and project management expertise in developing fully online and blended programs, including large-scale course developments. She is also an active educator and researcher, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses on Instructional Technology, and is passionate about faculty development for online learning. Her research interests include the professional development of instructional designers, language learning and technology, digital accessibility, and program evaluation.

Higher Ed. Quality in Action Conference

April 8, 2021 — Workshops
April 9, 2021 — Sessions
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Eastern (convert time zone)

Agenda At-a-Glance

10:00  - 11:00 am: Keynote
11:10 am - 12:00 pm: Concurrent sessions
12:00 - 1:00 pm: Networking break
1:00 - 1:50 pm: Concurrent sessions
2:00 - 2:50 pm: Concurrent sessions
2:50 - 3:20 pm: Networking break
3:20 - 4:10 pm: Concurrent sessions
4:20 - 5:10 pm: Concurrent sessions
5:20 - 6:00 pm: Closing Town Hall