The first session of the Online Pedagogy Community of Practice (OCoP) on September 29th was a huge success. Over 40 participants showed up to celebrate the history of online education at CU Boulder as well as discuss what the future may bring. Twelve invited guests spoke about their role in guiding online education to a place of prominence and how this new community can be a place of collaboration and new directions.
This community of practice was formed to amplify the exemplary work already happening across campus, from training and workshops to innovative course design and student-centered pedagogy. But its most important goal will be to create a space for dialogue that builds trusted relationships among collaborators by sharing effective strategies and practices, encountering challenges with empathy, and facing change with community. This is not “just another meeting” - this is a network of trusted collaborators invested in doing what we do, better.
For more information regarding upcoming OCoP session, visit the CTL Program page and come join us. As with all Communities of Practice, participants are encouraged to come and engage with others. You may come late, leave early and participate as you can.