Application Due June 30
Creating an On-line
Course: Faculty Development for Web-Based Teaching, sponsored by the
Office of the Provost, is a program designed to give faculty an opportunity to gain knowledge, skills, practice and support in online course development. The course is designed for those beginning to develop online applications and those who have experience but wish to add additional components to their courses.
Why is the Office
of the Provost sponsoring this program?
- We are committed
to excellence in teaching
- We encourage
the incorporation of technology to improve learning
- We recognize
that faculty need development support to learn new skills
- We have confidence
in the ability of our faculty to continually improve
- Identify instructional needs of your students course and determine ways that technology can increase learning opportunities
- Identify the course and instructional design principles that need to be considered when using the web for instruction
- Establish and build a WebCT site for your course including the use of bulletin boards, chat rooms, text, graphics, databases and online surveys and examinations
- Compare features of course management systems such as Angel, Blackboard, Manhattan Virtual Classroom, WebCT, eCollege, etc.
- Ask the teaching assistants to provide ongoing technical support throughout the course
are expected to:
- Commit to the design and development of a Web-based component for a new or existing course or course unit
- Identify the course or instructional unit and what specifically they want to accomplish
- Describe their current level of experience with web-based instructional technology
- Have a minimum understanding of operating systems, creating folders and directories, browsing and exploring file structure
- Have a minimum understanding of word processing, Excel and PowerPoint software
- Agree to be a mentor for their college and the university to assist other faculty
- Attend sessions and complete assignments, share knowledge and experiences in learning groups
Enrollment will be limited to 26 faculty from all colleges at MUSC. Classes will be held in Room 301 Cannon on Tuesday evenings from 5:00 - 8:00 from September 3 - December 10. In addition to face-to-face sessions, participants will have access to a website designed to support classroom instruction and Web development. A bulletin board, handouts, Powerpoint presentations and other resources will be available on the Web site.
Participants will complete assignments between classes. MUSC students will provide technical support for participants as they work on assignments during class sessions and throughout each week.
Thierry Bacro, Ph.D., Associate Professor, College of Graduate Studies,
Richard Hernandez, DPH, Associate Professor, College of Health Professions
Mary Mauldin, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Library Sciences
C. Frank Starmer, Ph.D. Associate Provost for Information Technology
Valerie T. West, Ed.D, Associate Provost for Educational Programs
call Dr. Valerie West at 843-792-2340
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