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Online Course Development

Online Course Development

Faculty and instructors teaching online and hybrid classes are expected to design and deliver courses that are equal in academic quality and rigor to those taught in traditional, on campus settings. Online and hybrid programs and courses should promote student engagement and interaction throughout the semester, should be driven by student learning outcomes, and should make appropriate and effective use of available technologies for teaching, learning and assessment. You can learn more on our Vols Online website.


Spring Online Course Development Workshops

Active Learning in Large Classes: Strategies for Promoting Online Engagement: “Learning is not a spectator sport,” wrote Chickering and Gamson in their influential 1987 AAHE bulletin, “Seven Principles for Good Practice.” 30 years later, the statement holds true. This workshop introduces faculty to strategies and methods that leverage online tools to increase student engagement, in and out of the classroom. Learn how to move away from the lecture and make learning more active (and fun!) even in high enrollment courses.

Civility and Community in e-Learning: During this workshop, faculty will learn practical methods for promoting civility in online and hybrid courses, including tips for developing assignments and policies that establish inclusion and support e-learners.

Getting Started Teaching Online: Interested in teaching online, but not sure where to begin? This workshop will help you take your first steps toward teaching an online class. Participants will be introduced to the course development process, learn details about faculty support resources, and participate in a Q and A with the director of online programs.