Class Overview

Class Format: Narrated presentation with additional resources

Class Description: The move to online education is unfamiliar to many, but presents a wealth of unique opportunities to connect with students around the world in novel ways! This course will present a primer on educating students in the online world through the lens of “Instructional Design.” In this class, we will discuss the pros and cons of teaching live sessions versus recorded sessions, platforms to increase student engagement and connection, structuring individual meetings and multi-week programs, and infusing technology into the learning environment. Participants in this class will leave with a tool kit for constructing their online class, including technology resources as well as a planning template for instruction.

Please note: this course is not included in the April BurlyPod pass. This course is offered in partnership with BurlyCon as a resource for instructors. 

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Core Materials

    • Class Introduction & Welcome

    • About the Instructor

    • Intellectual Property Acknowledgement

    • Narrated Presentation

    • Presentation Slides

  • 2

    Additional Resources

    • Backward Design Lesson Plan Template

    • ...But Where do I Put My Asynchronous Content?

    • More about Universal Design (!)

    • All About Flipgrid

    • A Few More Resources for Inclusive Online Teaching

    • Additional Reading: Culturally Responsive Teaching in the Online Classroom

About the Instructor

Robyn Swing

This salacious siren of swoon from the Twin Cities has her heart in all the wrong places. Robyn Swing is a mercurial mobility aid babe who has captivated audiences in shows and festivals across the country with costume and act inspiration from the unconventional and odd. She's a bejeweled blend of the dramatic, the unexpected, the saucy, the salty, the weepy, and the creepy -- earning her the tagline "the emotional rollercoaster of burlesque."

Robyn curated BurlyCon's first virtual learning platform for 2020 and will continue to do in 2021. She holds an MA in Teaching & Learning and currently works as an Instructional Designer at a private university. Robyn has experience teaching all ages and most recently taught law courses at a Minnesota law school.