UITL Announces Launch of “Foundations of Teaching"

The University Institute for Teaching and Learning announces the launch of “Foundations of Teaching,” the first of its kind online course at the University intended as a 24/7/365 resource for those who teach at the University — and especially those who are new to teaching, new to Ohio State or taking on a new teaching role.

The Foundations course was conceived and created by the staff of the University Center for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) in partnership with the Office of Distance Education and eLearning and University Libraries.

The course provides information about teaching resources, student demographics, and policies and procedures. More importantly, it introduces participants to theories of learning and evidence-based practices for teaching that will enrich classrooms, labs and clinics. In each module, participants have the opportunity to view videos that provide theoretical background, gain insights from colleagues at the University as they reflect on their own teaching, and put what they’ve learned into practice through activities and self-reflection. The course stands an essential Institute outreach initiative to the Ohio State teaching community.