Brian Udermann has been teaching online courses for the past 7 years and currently serves as the Director of Online Education at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Brian is a past Wisconsin Teaching Fellow and also served on the UW-System e-learning taskforce.  He has facilitated online workshops for Sloan-C and serves as a mentor for individuals completing the Sloan-C Online Teaching Certificate.




Kristin Koepke has been training faculty to teach online for the past 9 years and currently serves as an Instructional Designer at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.  In this position, she collaborates with faculty to apply effective online pedagogy and offers development workshops and training seminars for faculty and staff interested in teaching online, integrating technology into the classroom, and using instructional design principles.



Jen Snook is an Instructional Designer in the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning. In this position Jen works individually with faculty to design and deliver effective learning experiences in blended formats. Additionally, she develops and conducts trainings and workshops that assist faculty in creating meaningful course objectives and designing content and assessment tools to fit student learning needs.

Workshop Title: Effective Teaching Practices in Online Learning

This informative and engaging workshop will familiarize participants with effective teaching practices in online learning and is intended for those interested in learning how to design, deliver, and facilitate online courses. The workshop is geared toward instructors that are considering teaching online or have limited online teaching experience. Topics that will be covered during the workshop include: ensuring quality in online course, delivering content, creating engaging activities, developing assessment tools and opportunities for feedback, strategies for facilitation, and options for instruction in a blended environment.  Attendees will explore resources and consider individual course development needs through a series of exercises and activities.  It is suggested (but not required) that participants bring a syllabus, activity descriptions, objectives and/or course map for an existing or planned online course.