Even More Faculty Development Resources

The Certificate for Online Teaching

The Certificate for Online Teaching is a professional development program to prepare for online teaching success. This five, fully online course, series provides faculty an "online student experience" while exploring a rich variety of critical topics necessary for mastery in the online classroom. Anyone interested in learning more about excellence in online teaching and learning are welcome to participate in the certificate. The Certificate for Online Teaching is comprised of both self-directed and instructor led online courses.

The Certificate for Online Teaching serves as the core curriculum of a larger collection of professional development opportunities including topics such as serving the military student, working with the adult learner, and directing effective online group projects.

CERTIFICATE FOR ONLINE TEACHING

COURSE

DESCRIPTION

SCHEDULE & FORMAT

OL 1000: An Orientation to Teaching a World Campus Course

Explore an overview of the World Campus and the experience of teaching online.

- scheduled at request of academic program office

- self-directed online version coming fall 2012

- 2-3 hours

OL 1800: Accessibility

Examine six common scenarios to become familiar with University resources and policies to effectively meet the needs of students with disabilities.

- self-directed

- open enrollment

- 2-3 hours

OL 1900: JustProveIt!

Assess your readiness and comfort to teach online using tools and functions in Angel - Penn State's course management system.

- self-directed

- open enrollment

- 2-3 hours

OL 2000: Effective Online Teaching

Review the essential skills for teaching online. The teacher becomes student in this interactive and richly engaging online experience.

- instructor led

- four weeks, new section starts each month

- 2-3 hours per week

OL 2700: Online Presence

Enhance your ability to establish and maintain presence in the online environment in order to engage students and foster a dynamic learning environment.

- instructor led

- four weeks, new section starts each month

- 2-3 hours per week

For more information about the Certificate, contact  Academic Outreach Faculty Development at 814-863-4966 or psuwcfacdev@outreach.psu.edu.

Technology Training

Want to learn more about ANGEL, a software package like Microsoft Excel, or a tool to support your teaching like VoiceThread or blogs? Penn State offers numerous training sessions through its ITS Training Services unit. If you can't make one of their face-to-face sessions, they also make step-by-step handouts available online.

Like learning at your own time and place, but still want to follow a presentation? Penn State's license with Lynda.com provides video tutorials on hundreds of technology-focused topics and are free to all Penn State faculty, staff, and students. Not only can you learn what you need through Lynda.com, but you can point your students to resources in the catalog to learn how to use technology they need for your course.

Additional Resources

Looking for more resources related to teaching and learning online? The Dutton e-Education Institute in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences maintains a Faculty Development Resources site that you may want to check out.