Online Express Summary Sheet
Training for the Development of Online Courses


Purpose:

Create a college-wide process that will be sustainable over the two-year period required for the development of all courses necessary to complete an online degree option. Courses will be developed by individual faculty members and by faculty teams, as determined by the Vice President for Instruction. Emphasis will be placed on developing high quality course materials that meet or exceed the learning objectives established by the Division or department.

Target:

To systematically develop academically rigorous interactive online courses, create Online Express to train full-time and part-time instructors who wish to adapt an existing course for the following semester. This project will target three types of course development:

Web-based Course: Fully online courses developed using Front Page and Blackboard. Equivalent to 6 ECH per faculty developer for training and development; 3 ECH for online course development only.

Shared Course: Single course developed by a team of three faculty developers. Equivalent to 3 ECH for each faculty team member. These courses will be designed to be delivered by multiple instructors.

TeleWeb Course: Existing telecourse to which a faculty developer will add a substantial Web component using Blackboard and/or Front Page. Equivalent to 3 ECH per faculty developer.

Procedure:

Faculty, Department Chairs and Deans identify potential courses. Submit completed Faculty Application to Dr. Zdravkovich by the application due date for the semester in which you will be teaching the course online.  Notification of course selection will be sent to you.

Planning and Implementation:

Admininstration: Mary Wells, Sharice Adams, Carol Cassles

Faculty Consultant: Drew Habermacher

Instructional Support Workgroup (as needed): Technology Resource Center, Alan Mickelson, librarian, Testing and Tutoring, Records Office, Advising

Technology Workgroup: Information Technology Division, Web Master

Workshops:

Attend 10 scheduled two-hour training sessions during the semester preceding the semester that you will be teaching the online course.  These courses are usually presented on Thursdays from 2:15 to 4:15 pm in A339.  Attend an all-day work session that will be scheduled at the end of the course.