Fall 07 Distance Learning Pedagogy
Tuesday, September 18, 2007, a completely online class in
distance learning pedagogy will begin that will prepare
participants to teach distance-learning courses. The methods are
also appropriate for online support of face-to-face courses. The
6-week course will run until Tuesday, October 23, 2007. Three or
four hours per week of online participation will be required.
Successful completion of Fall 07 Distance Learning Pedagogy 1
will prepare participants to teach fully online classes as of
The required parts of the course will be completely asynchronous
and online to model the subject, to permit participants to choose
the times when they will participate, and to enable them to
participate from wherever they might be. There are a limited number
of seats available; selection will be based on curricular needs of
the distance learning program and level of commitment.
There will also be a series of optional on-campus workshops in
the basic skills of Blackboard. They will be taught on Tuesdays,
October 2, 16 and 30, from 12:15 to 1:20 p.m. in Library SAH 411.
They will be open to all faculty members. Online PowerPoints and
tutorials are available for the WebCT training, so that you do not
need to attend the on-campus workshops if you can learn the
Blackboard skills without them, but they are highly recommended.
You will need to know these skills to design a course to teach
Completion of the online course is required for teaching in the
University’s distance learning program (unless faculty members have
previously received the Provost’s approval or apply for a waiver).
Successful course completion and one semester of teaching a
distance-learning course qualify faculty members for a one-time
stipend of $1,000.
Faculty members should have completed Portable Professor I.
Please indicate if you have not done so. Prior course participants
who did not finish are also encouraged to reenroll. You can
continue from where you stopped.
Participation is strongly encouraged. Used properly, the
Internet is an exciting medium for teaching and learning. If you
are interested, please click
here to indicate your interest in the class.