Online Course Design Institute

The Center for Creative Instruction invites faculty to apply to its new Online Course Design Institute, a two-week online experience intended to help prepare faculty to design high-quality online courses. The Online Course Design Institute will be offered June 22 – July 2, as well as additional times throughout the summer, as needed.

 

We know faculty had to quickly transition to a distance learning format, and for many, this was a new territory. Instructors adopted and evaluated a variety of online teaching practices during this abrupt shift to remote teaching, but designing fully online courses will require more intentional and informed planning. We are offering this new course design institute as a structured professional development opportunity for faculty to learn about effective practices in designing, developing, and delivering high-quality online education and providing an opportunity to develop upcoming online courses.

 

Participants will receive $2,000 to complete the Online Course Design Summer Institute and build an online course that meets the College’s quality standards for distance education.

Contact CW-CDI@dtcc.edu for more information about the Course Design Institute.

As a result of the institute participants will:

Number 01

Develop a course plan that organizes the structure of the course into learning modules, identifies module outcomes, assessments, activities, and instruction.

Number 02

Design learning opportunities and resources that foster student success and equity in a distance learning environment.

Number 03

Develop an online course that is based on sound instructional design practices and meets the requirements of the Quality Assurance Rubric (QAR).

Number 04

Develop a plan to evaluate the design, development, and delivery for continuous improvement.

Number 05

Showcase the course developed throughout the institute.

The Online Course Design Institute will consist of a variety of synchronous and asynchronous activities, with time built in for individual course planning. The total time commitment is expected to be 20 hours over the two weeks during the institute. Participants will participate in collaborative sessions on fundamental topics of course design with members of CCIT and also have time to work on their courses with an instructional designer.

Below is a general schedule for the Online Course Design Institute:

General Schedule for the Online Course Design Institute

June 22

Foundations for Success in Online Course Design. This session will provide an orientation to the institute and its course design process, as well as lay the foundation for best practices in the design, development and delivery of online courses.

4 Hours

June 23

Measuring Student Learning: Assessments & Assignments. This session will explore a variety of principles and practices for assessing student learning.

4 Hours

June 25

Planning for High-Impact Learning Experiences. This session will explore a variety of activities commonly and effectively used in engaging students in online education.

4 Hours

June 29

Planning for the LMS. This session will showcase dynamic multimedia content, review the LMS Minimum Usage Requirements, and provide opportunities for participants to learn the tools within D2L they will use to build their courses.

4 Hours

June 30 – July 2

Course Design Work. These sessions are designed to work in small groups with an instructional designer from CCIT.

4 Hours

August 17 – 19

Course Showcase

1 Hour

How do I apply?

The Online Course Design Institute it not accepting applications at this time. Please check back for future opportunities to apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

What times will the synchronous meetings be during the institutes?

  • Participants will meet synchronously on  June 22, 23, 25, and 29; there will be additional time planned to meet in small groups with an instructional designer from CCIT, as needed.
    • Meeting times: 9:00 am  – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

When will the institute be offered this summer?

  • We are planning to offer the Online Course Design Institute: June 22 – July 2

If I apply, am I automatically enrolled?

  • Applications will be reviewed and instructors will be notified by June 15. Space is limited to 38 participants.

Will I be compensated for working off-contract?

  • Yes! Participants will receive $2,000 to complete the Online Course Design Summer Institute and build an online course that meets the College’s quality standards for distance education.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

  • Contact CW-CDI@dtcc.edu for more information about the Course Design Institute.