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SHSU Online Announces Spring 2023 Online Course Redesign and Faculty Certification Program Cohort Dates

Online Course Redesign and Faculty Certification Program - Spring 2023 Cohort Dates

Redesign2022Predicated upon peer-reviewed research in online teaching competencies and best practices in course design, this completely online program aims to ensure we are meeting the needs of a growing online student population.

Enrollment will open on 11/28/22

  • Cohort 1: 1/29/23 – 3/3/23
  • Cohort 2: 3/6/23 – 4/14/23 (Extra week due to Spring Break)

Participant Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Online Course Redesign and Faculty Certification Program, the successful online instructor will be able to:

  • Build a spirit of community among learners
  • Apply the current best practices and strategies in online teaching to create rich and meaningful experiences for students
  • Create an intuitive, organized, and well-structured online course framework
  • Identify an approach to curriculum that minimizes barriers and maximizes learning for all students
  • Design active-learning environments that include social interaction among students
  • Construct opportunities for online interaction where students interact with the content, the instructor, and other students in meaningful ways
  • Develop (or modify) an overall assessment strategy for an online course
  • Formulate and express intended aims of the course, and help students relate their learning to these objectives over a defined period of time
  • Leverage multimedia carefully and strategically in support of learning
  • Support student success through clear expectations, prompt responses, and regular feedback

The Program

  • Utilizes a guided course review and self-evaluation component
  • Contains presentations, materials, and resources on course design best practices and online pedagogies
  • Involves collaboration and communication with Instructional Designers
  • Provides a model course to begin the redesign process
  • Is asynchronous - work on it during a time of day that is best for you!

The Results

  • A better understanding of course design and online pedagogies
  • A newly redesigned online course
  • A certification from SHSU Online
  • A $500 stipend for cohort completion

Additional Details

  • Program must be completed within two long semesters (Fall/Spring). Cohort members who do not complete the program within the allotted time must start fresh in a new cohort.
  • Recertification can be earned after three years.

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