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Faculty Development

The Office of Distance Education offers faculty many development opportunities. We strive to keep faculty informed of best practices for online/hybrid teaching and emerging e-learning technology tools. We offer a range of workshops through face-to-face and online formats, as well as individual consultation. Topics include:

  • Effective strategies for online course design, development and delivery
  • Techniques to facilitate multiple forms of online communication, manage online group projects, and promote interaction
  • Assessing online students and academic integrity issues
  • Effective use of media and Web 2.0 tools to enhance your course
  • E-learning technology trends and integration

Summer 2014 Online Faculty Development Program

The Office of Distance Education is offering The Foundations of Teaching Online, a fully online program introducing best practices for the online or hybrid teacher. As content and interactivity changes each summer, we recommend and encourage retakes.

Participation in this program satisfies the CAPC training requirement.

When: June 2 - June 13, 2014

Where: online via D2L

Program content includes:

  • Online Learning Communities
  • Social eLearning Media
  • Formative and Summative Assessment 
  • Multimedia Materials
  • Learning 2.0
  • Teaching to Gen Y
  • Universal Design
  • Copyright Issues
  • Technical Skills

We will also hold optional online synchronized sessions using D2L's Online Rooms. Here's your opportunity to practice web conferencing with your students!

We will be on campus throughout the session to help you face-to-face as needed.

Program participants should have basic D2L skills before participating in this program. More information regarding D2L can be found on IT's D2L website.

To register, please complete our registration form.

If you would like to learn more or have any questions about the Online Faculty Development Program, please feel free to contact the Office of Distance Education at DistanceEd@wcupa.edu.

Schedule Training

Please contact us if you are interested in customized group or one-on-one training for online course design/development, technology integration, or other related topics.