The basic Online Course Development series will guide participants through a systematic approach to the design and development of online synchronous, online asynchronous, and hybrid courses. Participants will be equipped to make design decisions that support interaction, student engagement, authentic learning and assessment, and meaningful integration of technology. This series will benefit instructors seeking to design or refresh an online or hybrid course.
Within each module, participants will put design strategies into practice by designing and developing different aspects of their course, receiving feedback from peers and instructional designers. By the end of the series, participants will have designed and developed one complete week or module of an online or hybrid course and will use standards from the OSCQR rubric to conduct a self-review of the week/module developed. Participants who fulfill all course requirements will earn a certificate of completion.
By earning this certificate, you will be able to:
Participants can expect to spend about 3-5 hours per module, including completing structured activities and individual work on courses (approximately 18-30 hours over 6 modules).
The basic Online Course Development series is typically offered each term:
Instructional Design and Distance Learning reserves the right to modify the training schedule and offerings based on campus needs, attendance, and availability of Instructional Design and Distance Learning staff.
Based on campus needs, the Online Course Development series may be offered in the following formats:
The workshop registration system will list any current offerings of this series.
If interested in learning about the functionality of educational technology, faculty can schedule an appointment to request training on Blackboard Learn, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, Ensemble, Turnitin, and Microsoft 365. By contrast, the Online Course Development series addresses broader technology skills, pedagogy, and logistics involved in teaching online at Buffalo State.
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