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Participants engage in discussion during a past OII design studio.

Participants engage in discussion during a past OII design studio.

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Deadline to apply for course design studio is August 1


With advancements in technology, online higher education courses and programs are growing exponentially. Likewise, students who live and work at a distance are seeking more online opportunities for their education.

To help faculty create more effective online learning environments, the Office of Instructional Innovation (OII) is offering a Design Studio for Online and Blended Courses. This week-long, intensive workshop will include sessions about course design, interactive tools, and multimedia design techniques that can be incorporated into both blended and online courses. The workshop will take place August 14–18, from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

“The topics we cover will help faculty design and redesign courses to fit the needs of their students and increase the effectiveness of their course in any format,” said Hope Moore, an instructional technologist in OII. Moore will be facilitating the workshop alongside Patrick Mose and Larry Hess, who also are instructional technologists in OII.

Participants will experience hands-on, structured workshops, daily individual assistance and consultation, group discussions, and sharing opportunities. By the end of the week, attendees will be able to use effective design techniques to create a course that focuses on alignment to their course goals, use interactive tools to facilitate discussions and foster a sense of community, and find and develop multimedia that enhance their students’ learning experience.

“The workshop was a great opportunity to explore many different technologies and techniques to design an online course that meets many different learning styles,” said Robin Ambrozy, a lecturer in the Patton College of Education for Human and Consumer Science Education. “I enjoyed learning about some resources that were available to me and look forward to implementing several new techniques this fall.” Ambrozy previously participated in the workshop.

Those interested in attending should submit an application by Tuesday, August 1. If selected to attend, applicants will be contacted by Friday, August 4. Space is limited to 12 participants.

OII offers design studio workshops during the breaks between each semester. For more information, contact OII at oii@ohio.edu.


The Office of Instructional Innovation (OII) serves as a catalyst to spark bold experimentation and sustainable discovery of promising new approaches to instruction. OII provides a variety of services to academic units and faculty, online programs and students, as well as additional initiatives to further the institution’s mission. Visit www.ohio.edu/instructional-innovation for more information.