Quality Online Instruction

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching offers a wide variety of workshops, trainings, and consultations for faculty and staff who teach courses

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  • 100% Online
  • Combined Online (a course with 'same time but not same place' components)
  • Hybrid (a course with face-to-face & online components)
  • Web-enhanced

Steps to teaching online

  • Contact the Office of Special Sessions
  • Complete an Online Course Approval form Online Course Approval Form
  • Faculty new to online teaching, one or more semesters prior to the class:
    • Attend a “Nuts and Bolts of Online Teaching” workshop
    • Meet with the Instructional Designer three times for course development assistance
  • Contact the Learning Systems Team to attend Angel/Blackboard training or for technical course development assistance Blackboard Training website.

Creating a quality online course requires integrating best practice pedagogical methods and strategic course design and assessment with effective technology. CELT online teaching workshops/trainings refer to the Community of Inquiry best practice framework, developed by Garrison and Anderson, which found three essential elements critical to a successful online educational experience; “social, cognitive and teaching presence.”

Community of Inquiry Ven Diagram

The online course development process follows the ADDIE model for strategic design. ADDIE stands for: Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation.

The College uses the Open SUNY COTE Quality Course Review method of assessment for online courses.

Combined Online Courses

Combined Online blends asynchronous methodologies with synchronous (same-time or “live”) teaching and learning activities. This may include having all students log-on at the same time to participate in online chats, blogs, Collaborate, polls, webinars, Q&A, quizzes, tests, etc. Combined Online is NOT teaching and learning activities that include fixed or designated locations (i.e., location-bound activities, site-to-site video-conferencing, conference calls via phone, etc.) or require students to be at any specific or common location. Submit the Combined Online Course Approval Form to begin the process.

Steps to teaching a hybrid course

  • Complete an Online Course Approval form Hybrid Course Approval Form
    • Be sure to indicate all specific day/time schedules that students are expected to be available for face-to-face and/or synchronous on-line instructional sessions on the form
  • If desired, meet with the Instructional Designer for course development assistance

To assist faculty in designing a Hybrid/Blended course, the college had adopted training developed by the University of Central Florida, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, and the Next Generation Learning Challenges. For access to the training materials, please visit Blendkit Course.

CELT also maintains the "Teaching with Technology", an interactive website designed to:

  • Provide faculty with researched best teaching with technology practices
  • List experts and offices to assist with incorporating technology into your courses
  • Step-by-step instruction on how to add media to web-enhanced courses

Helpful Resources

Handbook for Hybrid & Online Teaching

Effective Online Teaching

Effective Online Teaching
Tina Stavredes

Engaging the Online Learner

Engaging the Online Learner
Conrad & Donaldson

Teaching Naked

Teaching Naked
Jose Bowen

Creating a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching

Creating a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching
Lehman & Conceicao

All other consultations or training requests for online, multi-media, or instructional technology are available upon request. To make a request, contact the CELT Instructional Designer via email or phone.

Instructional Design Specialist

Ann Giralico Pearlman
Instructional Designer, CELT
A4 Edwards Bldg

Last Updated 11/20/18

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