Koc University welcomes a number of new members of faculty each year. KOLT offers customized workshops in order to help familiarize new faculty with the learning and teaching environment at Koc University. KOLT also provides the following services to facilitate the adaptation of new faculty to Koc University:
You can find detailed information about the training programs that we organized within the last three years.
2020-2021 KOLT Training Program for Incoming Faculty
KOLT offers synchronous and asynchronous training programs for incoming faculty to prepare incoming faculty members to teach online.
Sharing Best Practices in Online Teaching
In this workshop, we will share tips and best practices and discuss our experiences of effective approaches to online teaching. The emphasis will be on organizing your Blackboard course page, preparing your lecture slides, including individual and team activities with instant feedback, and monitoring student progress throughout the semester. The teaching experiences of award-winning KU faculty members will also be shared.
Course Design and Delivery for New Faculty
This workshop will teach the use of the backward design method for (re)designing and delivering learning-centered courses in different modalities including the face-to-face and online teaching environment. Also, this workshop will walk you through “to-do(s)” of effective online course design and delivery to boost your teaching performance in Fall 2020.
In Fall 2020, KOLT created an asynchronous online course with the aim of helping faculty members in their course design and delivery practices. The training consists of the following four modules:
Faculty members can access the training via Blackboard (https://ku.blackboard.com/) or KOLT website ( https://kolt.ku.edu.tr/ ). All faculty members have already been added to the KOLT Faculty Page on Blackboard. KOLT Online Faculty Training modules can be accessed from this page. Faculty members can also find valuable resources on KOLT’s website, which is updated regularly with new posts and announcements ( https://kolt.ku.edu.tr/ ).
This program offers teaching workshops and other support services for faculty members and instructors who will start teaching at Koç University in Fall 2019.
Face-to-Face Workshops on September 10, 2019 (alternatively on September 20)
This training program consists of four half-day workshops offered by Koç University Office of Learning and Teaching (KOLT). The workshops are designed to help incoming faculty adapt to the learning and teaching environment and facilitate networking and collaboration among faculty members from different departments. Please see the schedule of this year’s workshop program below.
Wednesday, September 12
Tower, 2nd Floor
|09:00-12:00||Effective Teaching Tips and Good Practices
Murat Sözer, KOLT Director
This workshop provides new faculty with a toolkit for effective teaching.
|14:00-17:00||Learning-Centered Course Design and Delivery
Zuhal Zeybekoğlu, KOLT Manager
This workshop aims to present the use of the backward design method for (re)designing and delivering courses that maximize student learning through active participation and interaction. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
Thursday, September 13
ENG Z27 (Active Learning Classroom)
|09:00-12:00||How to Teach in Active Learning Classroom (ALC)
Murat Sözer, Zuhal Zeybekoğlu Deniz Uzunosmanoğlu
ALC is a unique classroom (ENG Z27 for up to 45 students) that is specifically designed to offer a student-centered and technology-rich learning environment at KU. This workshop will familiarize new faculty with the pedagogies and technologies that require effective use of ALC. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
|14:00-17:00||Blackboard Intro Workshop
Deniz Uzunosmanoğlu, KOLT Educational Technologist
Blackboard, one of the most popular learning management systems(LMS) in the world, is used by Koç University instructors for the management and delivery of learning content and resources. The aim of this hands-on workshop is to familiarize new faculty members with the use of Blackboard at KU.