Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Faculty Development Programs are Essential

Before teaching online, faculty should participate in a formal faculty development program. There are numerous opportunities in this area:

The Sloan Consortium offers numerous online workshops (>70 in 2010) for faculty and staff professional development. Many faculty enroll in Sloan-C's certificate in the area of online teaching.

The University of Illinois offers the Making the Virtual Classroom a Reality (MVCR) faculty development program through the Illinois Online Network.

The University of Illinois at Springfield offers a number of faculty development opportunities in the area of online teaching through OTEL/COLRS and COPE-L.

The University of Illinois at Springfield is the lead institution in the New Century Learning Consortium (NCLC).

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