The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching offers a wide variety of workshops, trainings, and consultations for faculty and staff who teach courses:
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.”
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.
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:
Effective Online Teaching
Engaging the Online Learner
Creating a Sense of Presence in Online Teaching
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.
Ann Giralico Pearlman
Instructional Designer, CELT
A4 Edwards Bldg