GRAD 704 - “Teaching with Technology” for Future Faculty

The Instructional Design Team in the Office of Digital Learning (ODL) will be offering this course in the spring semester as a two-credit course, open to graduate students and postdocs who hold positions as GTAs, LOAs or Instructors and who aspire to positions as teaching faculty.

Course overview

The course focuses on the effective integration of technology in teaching, through discussion of research, current practice, and the application of methods and tools in teaching. Technologies discussed may include, but are not limited to; Canvas tools, presentation tools, clickers, video tools, and website tools. The course is hybrid by design and combines work completed online with regular face-to-face meetings. The program culminates in the creation of an ePortfolio on teaching with technology and a presentation of the ePortfolio at the end-of-semester showcase. The ePortfolio is intended to augment the student and postdoc’s professional development and job search. Students who complete all requirements will earn a Satisfactory grade in the two-credit graduate-level course as well as the “Certificate in Teaching with Technology.”

All University of Nevada, Reno graduate students and postdocs with teaching assignments at the University (GTAs, LOAs and Instructorships) are eligible to apply via the online application. Postdocs may apply and if accepted, may audit the program to earn the “Certificate in Teaching with Technology” without enrolling in graduate credits.

Note: The GRAD 704 course material is discrete and independent from material covered in GRAD 702/703 and can be taken concurrently or in addition to the yearlong GRAD 702/703 commitment. For more information, please visit the GRAD 702/703 course webpage .

How to enroll

The application period for GRAD 704 will be announced by the Graduate School near the end of the fall semester. Enrollment in GRAD 704 will require approval from the Graduate School, obtained through completing the online application. The course is capped at 15 students so complete answers to all questions on the online application are required for consideration. Those who are accepted will be notified by email and granted permission to register for the course before the start of the semester.  

For more information please contact Lia Schraeder, Ph.D. at