Professional Development for Teaching Online

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At every level of Professional Development, from beginners to advanced, the Center for Distributed Learning offers a variety of services for faculty. Learn the Essentials of Webcourses@UCF at your own pace, or join the award winning IDL6543 for credentialing to teach a fully online or mixed mode course. Want more out of Teaching Online? Keep current with Faculty Seminars geared to making your Webcourses@UCF course a Chuck Dziuban Award winner.

‘Keep Teaching’ Workshops and Training

The Center for Distributed Learning is offering the following professional development opportunities on a temporary basis in response to the university’s transition to remote instruction during COVID-19.

Teaching with Lecture Capture – Zoom Edition (TLC-z)

This one-week online non-credit course is designed to help prepare faculty to teach remotely with Webcourses@UCF and Zoom. It includes information related to pedagogical, logistical, and technical aspects of teaching at a distance from your students. TLC-z is primarily self-paced and will be offered as a lightly facilitated, one-week cohort. This is intended for courses that are not or cannot be developed in W modality by the start of the summer term and involves instruction with face-to-face components. Check with your department to see if you are scheduled for enrollment and the date of the next cohort. The assigned course modality will not change.

Zoom Essentials

This is intended for experienced online faculty who have already completed IDL6543 or TLC or have completed ADL5000 and have taught for at least three different semesters online. It is a self-paced experience for faculty who want to migrate face-to-face/blended course elements of classroom instruction into synchronous remote delivery using Zoom. The time commitment for completion is 2-4 hours and self-enrollment is available at https://cdl.ucf.edu/teach/professional-development/zoom-essentials/. The assigned course modality will not change.

Essentials of Online Teaching

This three-week online program is being offered in mid-June 2020 as a higher-enrollment, temporary substitute for IDL6543. The program will provide the basics of online pedagogy for asynchronous instruction, integration of media, and management of assignments and interactions. Additionally, effective online video teaching strategies for remote instruction will be addressed. Following successful completion, participants are awarded a permanent credential to design, develop, and teach V courses and a one-year provisional credential to design, develop, and teach W courses, and a $500 stipend. Essentials of Webcourses@UCF is a basic pre-requisite for Essentials of Online Teaching.  The initial outcome of the summer program is for each participant to complete development of three modules (i.e., 3 weeks,) and a course completion plan by end of EOT. Faculty may submit their finished W course for a course design Quality review, and if the W course design receives a Quality designation, their provisional online W teaching credential will become permanent.  If you would like to participate in Essentials of Online Teaching in Summer 2020, please start the conversation with your department chair.

ADL5000

ADL5000 is a non-credit, online course for faculty who want to teach an existing online course. ADL5000 addresses many (but certainly not all) of the important pedagogical, logistical, and technological issues involved in delivering effective online courses.

DLI7836: Digital Learning STEM Institute

DLI7836: Digital Learning STEM Institute is a non-credit course for faculty provided by UCF’s Center for Distributed Learning (CDL) as a part of the overall Course Redesign Initiative. DLI7836 is an alternative, but equal, credential to the IDL6543 faculty development program, with a focus on STEM disciplines to design courses for the online (W), mixed-mode …

Essentials of Webcourses@UCF

Essentials of Webcourses@UCF is self-paced, just-in-time online training for anyone who wishes to learn the tools and functionality of the university’s learning management system (LMS), Canvas by Instructure.

Faculty Seminars in Online Teaching

These stand-alone seminars are offered periodically for collegial dialogue around best practices in online teaching. They are co-presented by the Center for Distributed Learning and members of the UCF teaching faculty.

HQR4444

HQR4444 is a self-paced, online training course for faculty who wish to engage in a High Quality online course review.

IDL6543

IDL6543 is an award-winning, non-credit course for faculty provided by UCF’s Center for Distributed Learning (CDL). IDL6543 models how to teach online using a combination of seminars, labs, consultations, and web-based instruction and is delivered in an M (mixed) mode.

IDL7000

Refresh, expand, or enhance your online teaching experiences with IDL7000.

PAL6000

The Center for Distributed Learning’s newest faculty development program for online courses, PAL6000, is now available to IDL6543 graduates or OFRA-certified instructors who wish to design and facilitate an adaptive course using Realizeit at UCF. PAL6000 is designed to provide information related to pedagogical, logistical and technical aspects of teaching adaptive courses.

Teaching with Lecture Capture

Teaching with Lecture Capture (TLC) is a self-paced professional development course for faculty who wish to teach in a video streaming modality and who wish to present course content appropriate for video lecture capture.

The Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online Teaching

The Chuck D. Dziuban Award for Excellence in Online Teaching recognizes one outstanding UCF faculty member who has taught at least one blended or fully online (M, W, V, RV) course within the previous academic year.

Webcourses@UCF Training

Open labs provide an opportunity to work on your online courses and ask questions of support staff if needed.

Zoom Essentials

This is intended for faculty who have already completed IDL6543 or TLC or have completed ADL5000 and have taught for at least three different semesters online. It is a self-paced experience for faculty teaching face-to-face courses remotely who would like to incorporate some synchronous content delivery using Zoom. The first course begins April 20, 2020. …