Online Teaching Certificate

OFFICE – ONLINE LEARNING SERVICES

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTES  (PDIs)

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ONLINE TEACHING CERTIFICATION


BACKGROUND AND SCHEDULE

The Southern University System (SUS) Professional Development Institute (-PDI) is funded through grants from the Southern University System Foundation, the SUS Alumni Federation Entertainment & Education Chapter, and a California State University (CSU)/William and Flora Hewlett Foundation subcontract. The SUS-PDI constitutes one of the Southern University System Office of Online Learning Services (SUS-OOLS) Goals 2018/2019 to design and deliver expert online professional development certifications that can lead to the development of online course inventories, building blocks for quality online programs. The five hybrid workshops that make up the SUS-PDI include competencies aligned with National Online Instructor Skill Set. Instructors who take the series are provided with the background knowledge needed for designing quality online courses and teaching online. The PDI will provide both current and potential online instructors with the experience of learning online from the student’s perspective, delivering effective online instruction and assessing Online Students Learning Outcomes (OSLO).

The PDI targets specifically faculty affiliated with the SUS college campuses. It intends to support SU colleges and units as they strive to take ownership of their online program offerings. This initiative is in alignment with the mission of SUS-OOLS to build a culture of quality assurance throughout the System and to engage its council of eLearning practitioners (see suscolp.org) in building a 21st Century Online Learning Environment for the Jaguar Nation.

Instructors will receive Digital Credentials, as a form of badges, upon successful completion of each workshop that is tied to evidence that supports their mastery of each teaching competency. After completing all five Digital Credentials, faculty earns the SUS-PDI Certificate.

To register for  any of the Online Teaching Certification courses, click on the links under the workshop title to gain access to the workshop home page. From the lending page you can get more details about the workshop and register online.

DATESU PDI WORKSHOPS
(Click to gain access to events Homepage and Register)
LOCATIONS & PROMO CODE
(SUS Campuses)
9/7/2018PDI/W1 - Quality Matters National Certification
(This is a full day hands-on workshop)

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SUBR Campus

USE PROMO CODE BELOW:
SUBRQMF2018A
9/21/2018PDI/W2 - Peer-Reviewing a course for Quality Assurance
(This is a 1/2 day workshop + MOODLE Course)

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SUBR Campus

USE PROMO CODE BELOW:
SUBRW2F2018A
10/12/2018PDI/W3 - Harnessing the SU Open Library: Designing OER-based course
(This is a 1/2 day workshop + MOODLE Course)

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SUBR Campus

USE DISCOUNT CODE BELOW:
SUBRW3F2018A
11/2/2018PDI/W4 – Designing a Course Module Aligned to QM Standards
(This is a 1/2 day workshop + MOODLE Course)

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SUBR Campus

USE DISCOUNT CODE BELOW:
PDIW4F2018A
11/16/2018PDI/W5 – Facilitating an Online Course
(This is a 1/2 day workshop + MOODLE Course)

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SUBR Campus

USE DISCOUNT CODE BELOW:
PDIW5F2018A

WORKSOPS DESCRIPTION

SU-PDI-W1: APPLYING THE QM RUBRIC 

This is a full day face-to-face workshop. An overview of Quality Matters rubric and annotations, the research underlying the QM rubric, and the peer-review process for evaluating the quality of online course design. Participants will engage in hands-on experiences applying the QM standards to a sample course, writing helpful recommendations, and ensuring alignment between course level objectives, module level objectives, assessments, materials, activities, and tools.

SU-PDI-W2: PEER REVIEWING AN ONLINE COURSE FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE 

This is a Hybrid workshop consisting of  a 1/2-day face-to-face workshop supplemented with a Moodle Support Course.  It targets faculty who have completed the SU-PDI-WI and have received their national certification. Participants will review the QM Rubric and its application for designing and reviewing a course for quality assurance. We will apply the QM process and the QM Rubric to peer review an online course. Peer review will be conducted using the actual QM Course Review Management System (CRMS). The expected outcome of this workshop is to empower participants to evaluate the instructional design of an online course (ideally, one they will be teaching), with an emphasis on how that design affects the delivery of the course.

SU-PDI-W3: HARNESSING THE SUS OPEN LIBRARY FOR EDUCATION(SUOL4ED): DESIGNING OER-BASED COURSES

This is a Hybrid workshop consisting of  a 1/2-day face-to-face workshop supplemented with a Moodle Support Course. This workshop intends to leverage the Southern University open library for education to design online courses using exclusively open textbook and Open Education resources. This will position the SUS institutions as leaders in developing OER-based courses and zero-textbook cost online degree program. It is noteworthy that if one considers a student enrolled in one of Louisiana’s postsecondary education institutions in AY 2016-2017, the average cost that you were expected to incur for textbooks and materials was $1250.00.  If one uses the average six-year graduation rate, the total cost of textbooks for one student in Louisiana equals $15,000 (12 semesters X $1,250).  Consequently, the Louisiana Board of Regents is highly encouraging higher education to adopt Open Education Resources to make college more affordable in Louisiana. The Southern University System must position itself as a state leader in this area for having been the first institution in the State and the first HBCU to have deployed an open digital library for online education (suol4ed.org). The University is also a major sponsor of the HBCU Summit on Open Education held every year as part of the INNOVATE International conference.

SU-PDI-W4: DESIGNING A COURSE MODULE ALIGNED TO QM: Building Blocks for designing a fully functional Online Course 

This is a Hybrid workshop consisting of  a 1/2-day face-to-face workshop supplemented with a Moodle Support Course. This workshop will use lesson learned in workshops SU-PDI-W1, SU-PDI-W3 and SU-PDI-W3 to design a Welcome, Start Here Orientation and a Content Module for a course you are currently teaching or plan to teach online. Instructional Design will follow the Quality Matters Process and Standards. It is anticipated that faculty would replicate the format of the content module developed to build a complete course. Course developed as result of this training will be optimized for delivery in an eight-week or 16-week session.

SU-PDI-W5: FACILITATING AN ONLINE COURSE: ENHANCING ONLINE STUDENTS LEARNING OUTCOMES (OSLO)

This is a 8-weeks facilitated online course.  This course will review best practices and pedagogies for delivering an online course. Research indicates that certain practices related to student engagement and online course facilitation are essential for enhancing students’ experiences with learning online and consequently improving the Online Student Learning Outcomes (OSLO). Participants will learn (1) about several different theories of learning and how teaching strategies based on those theories can promote learning; (2) how to create three types of presence in online courses: instructor, social, and cognitive; (3) about assessing teaching and learning in the online environment.

 


MOODLE SUPPORT SITE 

The Office of online Learning Services is rolling out a Moodle site dedicated to professional development. You can visit the PDI Moodle portal here.


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