Optimize Learning, founded and directed by Linda Jacoby, provides online professional development workshops to faculty, staff and administrators from colleges and universities worldwide.
Each workshop is delivered completely online and is facilitated by a coach with extensive experience using the model and/or information in the workshop he or she coaches and significant experience in teaching and facilitating online courses and workshops. The workshop coach guides participants through the workshop, answers participants’ questions as they arise, reviews participant work and progress, and provides personalized feedback on application activities throughout the learning experience.
Optimize Learning began in June, 2015 offering Dee Fink’s course, “Designing Workshops for Significant Learning,” authored by Dee Fink. Optimize Learning has expanded offerings now to also include “Getting Started with Team-Based Learning” authored by Jim Sibley, and “Promoting and Assessing Significant Learning” authored by Elizabeth Barkley and Claire Major.