To effectively deliver a distance course requires more than simply posting a syllabus, reading assignments, videos of lectures, and/or exams on a web site. Careful attention to course design is required to improve student engagement, learning, and retention in online courses. Both University College and the Office of Teaching & Learning provide training and support to faculty and units who are currently involved in, or considering implementing distance education courses or programs at the University of Denver.
Individual courses need not be formally reviewed by the Distance Leaning Council, but should be approved by the appropriate person in the department, division, school, or college and include consultation with the online learning team in the Office of Teaching & Learning (OTL). Online instructors must complete the OTL’s “Teaching Online Short Course” before teaching online at DU.
Visit the Teaching Online portfolio for faculty, student, and technology resources available for teaching an online course.
University of College instructors should contact Chelsie Ruge at x12085 to schedule consultations. All other instructors should contact Kathy Keairns at x14156 in the Office of Teaching & Learning.
Teaching Online Short Course
The Office of Teaching & Learning (OTL) facilitate an online Teaching Online Short Course for instructors new to teaching online. The course is delivered entirely online and instructors experience distance learning first-hand from the student perspective.
Instructors who complete the online course receive a certificate of completion from the Office of Teaching & Learning. Full-time DU instructors who complete the course receive a $1000 stipend.
OTL Resources for Online Instructors
What Faculty Need to Know About Teaching Online
The Successful Online Learner
Course Design Repository
This portfolio last updated: 13-Mar-2018 3:34 PM