Distance Education Training

All instructors who are teaching hybrid or fully-online courses have completed introductory training in online instruction. Any instructor who is interested in completing the training process in order to be eligible to teach hybrid or online courses should contact his or her dean, Instructional Technology, or the Distance Education Committee.

The training process is as follows:

  • Meet with Instructional Technology to learn about online instruction in general, including the ways in which it differs from face-to-face instruction, legal issues at both the state and federal levels (such as identity management and "regular effective contact"), and accessibility obligations and resources.
  • Complete training with both CourseStudio and Desire2Learn.
  • Learn about online andragogy either from Instructional Technology or another source. Please note that the Academic Senate has made funds available in 2011-2012 to reimburse a limited number of our instructors for training courses from @ONE. Please contact the Distance Education Committee or Instructional Technology for more information about this opportunity.

Finally, as of Fall 2011, an instructor's training process is not complete until he or she has a Distance Education Training Form, with appropriate signatures, submitted to and approved by the Distance Education Committee.