Teaching Online @ UNF

Faculty rely increasingly on the online environment, from supplementing traditional courses to delivering courses fully online. CIRT staff are available to consult with faculty on a variety of issues pertaining to distance learning, including course design, syllabus construction, creation of instructional media, online assessment, conversion of traditional courses to the online environment, useful tools, and Blackboard.

 

Teaching Online Training & Faculty Development

In addition to the existing training events scheduled throughout the semester, CIRT also offers several courses designed to educate faculty on the most effective practices in designing, developing, and distributing online course content.  Topics covered in these courses range from Blackboard basics to the different modalities used in the development of a fully online, fully functioning course.

CIRT Teaching Online Seminar
Distance Learning Program Transition

Online Course Evaluation  

UNF recently adopted the Quality Matters (QM) Program to better develop, maintain and review our online course offerings. QM is a nationally recognized, faculty-centered process that focuses on research-based best practices to ensure quality in distance learning. Beginning in the Spring 2014 semester, all courses developed at UNF will be reviewed using the QM rubric. The rubric assesses the ‘alignment’ of 8 critical course components:

 

  • Course Overview & Introduction
  • Learning Objectives
  • Assessment & Measurement
  • Instructional Materials
  • Learner Interaction & Engagement
  • Course Technology
  • Learner Support
  • Accessibility

The University of North Florida is committed to implement the Quality Matters standards for the design of online courses, and we are systematically building and evaluating our courses based on these rigorous, research-based standards. The Quality Matters standards assure that the online components of these courses promote learner engagement and provide students with all the tools and information they need to be successful learners. More information regarding Quality Matters may be found at www.qmprogram.org. 

UNF Distance Learning Courses 

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Florida Virtual Campus

The Florida Virtual Campus facilitates collaboration among Florida's public postsecondary educational institutions in their use of distance learning.