Center for Technology Enhanced Learning

Teaching Online: A Short Course for New Online Faculty

Twice in a year (October and February), University College offers “Teaching Online: A Short Course for New Online Faculty,” a completely online course. There are no “on-site” meetings. All activities take place in the course Blackboard site.

Our first goal is to provide a learning community for faculty who may be wondering how to get started on what may seem like a daunting task. Faculty will work with their own courses and have an opportunity to share their ideas with colleagues and get their feedback and support.

Through this structured experience, we hope to achieve our second goal: To give faculty a feel for what it’s like learning online. They will complete a short assignment for each of the course’s four modules. To complete the assignments they will access materials online, participate in discussion forums, and use some of the other Blackboard tools that they might expect students to use.

Course facilitators are Glenn LeBlanc and Rich Frino of University College and CTEL Learning Designers Rucha Modak and Pieter Tryzelaar. 

To enroll in this free course, contact Robin Russell at rarussell@usm.maine.edu (780-4077).