Distance Education offers faculty many development opportunities. We work to keep faculty informed of best practices for online/blended 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:
A fully online, 2 or 3 week program designed to introduce faculty to best practices for online or blended teaching. Participation in this program satisfies the CAPC training requirement. Facilitated by an instructional designer and a seasoned WCU online faculty member, participants engage with program content that includes:
As content and interactivity changes each year, we recommend and encourage retakes. Program participants should have basic D2L skills before participating in the program. More information regarding D2L can be found on D2L Services' website. On campus, face-to-face support throughout the session is available.
If you would like to learn more or have any questions about the Online Faculty Development Program, please feel free to contact the Distance Education atDistanceEd@wcupa.edu
March 4 to 22
June 3 to 14
August 5 to 16
October 7 to 25
January 6 to 17, 2020
You can register for any upcoming offering listed above through this Qualitrics OFD Registration form.
To help experienced distance education faculty meet the CAPC policy on the training of new and experienced distance education faculty , Distance Education offers half-day, in-person advanced recertification sessions. These sessions provide experienced faculty with an opportunity to update their skills, learn about new approaches, and collaborate with other experienced distance education faculty.
Faculty in need of recertification are contacted by the Distance Education.
To help you fit training into your busy schedule, Distance Education offers online training webinars each semester. Upcoming webinars are listed on the calendar. You do not need to register in advance. The link to access a webinar is included in the calendar description. Webinars are recorded and can be viewed on the Distance Education YouTube channel.
Introduction to Adobe Spark - October 17, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Accessibility Best Practices for Online Courses - November 7, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Faculty can participate in 100% online, self-paced workshops that guide them towards becoming an expert user of different technology tools. Trainings vary by semester and you can sign up at any time. The workshops are facilitated by an instructional designer. Email Tom Pantazes firstname.lastname@example.org
today to start the planning process.
A monthly gathering for distance educators to share and learn together. You bring the questions, we bring the food, and together we learn.
Lunch'n Learn Series
Distance Education in collaboration with the Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Center (TLAC) hosted guest lectures on a variety of topics for online and face-to-face educators.
Selected faculty share their experiences on a variety of teaching topics over lunch. These sessions are co-sponsored with the Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Center (TLAC) for both online and face-to-face educators.
During the 2014-2015 academic year, Distance Education partnered with the Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Center to run the Utilizing Flipped Instruction in Blended Courses Initiative. A selected cohort of faculty developed and applied flipped classroom instructional strategies for a blended course environment.