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Curricular Innovation grants are available from the Extension Office to support instructors who wish to participate in research exploring eLearning and/or emerging best practices/methodologies in teaching.


Extension instructors who have taught for a minimum of two semesters are eligible with Dean approval.

Pedagogy Course: Bricks, Clicks, and Learning

Click Here to Apply for "Bricks, Clicks, and Learning"

Summary: "Bricks, Clicks, and Learning" whether in a traditional and/or virtual classroom has evolved to include many diverse practices and methodologies. This course will introduce you to new and emerging pedagogies. Many of the theories and tools presented and discussed in this course are not discipline-specific and can be applied in any type of instructional environment.

This is a 6-week online asynchronous course with 1 mandatory synchronous orientation designed for Otis College faculty and instructors.

Deadline for Participation: Thursday, the 3rd week of each semester

Offerings: Bricks, Clicks, and Learning is offered once a semester.

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  • Participation in and completion of an online six-week asynchronous pedagogy course called "Bricks, Clicks, and Learning."
  • The total time commitment for this course is approximately 3-5 hours per week including required coursework.
  • You will be expected to keep up with all course readings and postings, as well as interact with fellow “students” and reflect upon your experiential learning.

Successful completion of "Bricks, Clicks, and Learning" is required of all faculty and instructors who wish to teach eLearning courses at Otis College.

Completion of "Bricks, Clicks, and Learning" does not guarantee that you may teach an eLearning course. Department Chairs determine which and how many eLearning courses are offered.

Upon successful completion, instructors and faculty are awarded a grant of $500.00. Completion is determined by course participation.

Research, Develop and Assess an eLearning Course

Click Here To Submit an eLearning Course Proposal

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  • Meeting regularly with the College's Instructional Designer to develop this course.
  • You must submit the eLearning course proposal within 3 months of finishing Bricks + Clicks.
  • The Extension department must approve offering the course at which time you will receive a stipend regardless of the class meeting enrollment. 
  • The stipend is only offered one-time.

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