A Two-Phased Approach to Online Faculty Development
Concurrent Session 6
Faced with a need to ensure faculty are prepared both technologically and pedagogically to teach online, USFSM E-Learning Services developed a two-phased faculty training program. Learn how our two-week Canvas Course and semester-long Pedagogy Course ensure that faculty find success as they design and deliver high-quality online courses.
Faced with a need to ensure online faculty are prepared both technologically and pedagogically to teach online, USFSM E-Learning Services developed a two-phased faculty training program. The Canvas Course (Phase One) is a two-week online course specific to our Learning Management System that models an effective online course design. This course jump starts new faculty teaching online. The Pedagogy Course (Phase Two) is a semester-long hybrid course that introduces faculty to key instructional design concepts specific to online learning as well as advanced technologies available for integration in their online course. Participants in the Pedagogy Course meet monthly with an Instructional Designer as they develop or re-design their online course. This course ensures that faculty can design and deliver a high-quality online course.
Learn how USFSM has utilized this two-phased approach to online faculty development to certify faculty to teach online and to develop high-quality online courses with a small E-Learning staff. Participants in this session will:
- Develop a checklist of learning objectives for faculty professional development and online teaching certification at their institution.
- Identify hands-on activities that allow faculty to gain experience with the Learning Management System and the Instructional Design process for an online course.
- Discuss successes and challenges of implementing a faculty professional development program.