Teaching a Quality Online Course
Part of the UWF Quality Online Instructor Certification Program
100% online over 6 weeks
This is a fully online, asynchronous, instructor led course. Its purpose is to prepare you to develop and implement strategies that have been proven through the research to be essential to successful online teaching.
This course is one component of a comprehensive program intended to facilitate the design, development and implementation of quality online instruction. It will assist faculty in implementing effective online teaching strategies to increase instructor and student satisfaction and enhance learning outcomes.
The ATC adheres to the Principles of Good Practice as defined by SACS, Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education, and the Southern Regional Educational Board's (SREB) Electronic Campus. The Principles of Good Practice are designed to assist institutions in planning distance education activities and serve as a self-assessment framework for those already involved. Based on the Principles of Good Practice, UWF distance learning policies are framed in each of the following five areas:
- Institutional Commitment
- Quality Curriculum
- Faculty Support
- Student Support
- Continuous Improvement
The purpose of this course is to provide quality faculty support resources in line with university goals and best practices for teaching online. The course is a model for what an effective online course should look like, both in aesthetics and in student engagement practiecs.
Meet Your Instructor
Download this free e-book: Theory and Practice of Online Learning, edited by Terry Anderson and Fathi Elloumi. You can download the entire book or a chapter at a time in PDF format at this website: http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120146. Click on the eBook tab to see your options for downloading the book. Be sure to click on the "Free PDF" tab.
Teaching Online: a Practical Guide / Susan Ko, Steve Rossen - 3rd ed, 2010. Taylor & Francis. NY, NY. Available used from Amazon.com for $38.
- Internet Access (broadband is recommended)
- Activated UWF ArgoNet E-mail Account
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Analyze instructor roles and responsibilities in online learning.
- Challenge the erroneous myths that students (and many faculty) hold regarding online learning.
- Implement strategies that foster student engagement and instructor presence in online courses.
- Implement time management strategies for online teaching.
- Utilize course technologies built within D2L learning management system and other technologies available for your courses.