CIRT is committed to working with faculty to enhance their knowledge of best practices related to online course design, development, and delivery. To fulfill this commitment, CIRT provides a four-tier faculty development model that includes a foundation course with separate learning tracks for part-time and full-time faculty, a suite of mastery modules, course development and quality certification, and national certification. In addition, CIRT provides ongoing professional development through scheduled and on-demand workshops.
Prior to Fall 2017, CIRT provided comprehensive faculty development through two distinct teaching online seminars, TOL5100 for part-time faculty and TOL6100 for full-time faculty. While both of those seminars were very successful, a growing need to focus on blended, adaptive, and personalized online learning coupled with UNF's recent migration to Canvas prompted the need for a more robust and refined personalized training curriculum. To that end, CIRT has developed a new TOL foundation course that provides separate learning tracks for part-time and full-time faculty within a single course and ensures all participants have equal access to whatever materials and resources are needed to develop and deliver high quality courses at UNF.
To see who has successfully completed this course, view the TOL Graduates page.
Full-time faculty, 8-week blended format, ~40 hours commitment
NEXT START DATE - September 14, 2017
In this track, participants learn about pedagogy, course design, instructional strategies, communication strategies, and online assessment involved in the development and delivery of high-quality blended and/or fully online courses. This intensive track includes a face-to-face kickoff day, eight online modules, a face-to-face roundtable discussion, and a culminating online final presentation.
Upon successful completion of all required activities and assignments, participants will receive:
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Part-time faculty, 5-week asynchronous format, ~25 hours of commitment
NEXT START DATE - October 12, 2017
In this track, participants learn about the important pedagogical, logistical, and technological issues involved in delivering effective online courses. This track includes five online modules and an optional synchronous communication session.
To provide additional support and a more personalized training for all faculty, CIRT offers a suite of mastery modules designed to provide a more in-depth mastery-level understanding of topics related to effective online teaching and learning.
The following mastery modules are available to all faculty that have completed the TOL foundation course (Track-A or B). To access these modules you must be enrolled in the TOFD Portal in Canvas.
Full-time faculty who have completed the TOL foundation course (Track A) are eligible to participate in a self-paced course development module designed to assist faculty with their development of a high-quality distance learning course. Through this course development module, participants design and develop a fully online course and complete a successful Quality Matters course review of that course within 12-months of start date. To access this module you must be enrolled in the TOFD Portal in Canvas.
Upon successful completion of the Quality Matters course review, participants will receive:
Faculty may apply at any point after completing the TOL foundation course. A maximum of 50 applicants will be accepted in each fiscal year. Chair support to offer the course in a distance learning format is required.
Note: You cannot apply to develop a course for which you already received a stipend. If you are unsure, view the TOL Graduates page.
Become a QM certified peer reviewer by completing two QM training courses and then participating in QM reviews at UNF. A modest stipend will be available for participation in course reviews. Full-time faculty who have completed the TOL foundation course (Track A) and developed at least one DL course that has passed a QM review are eligible to participate in this training and certification.
Pursue further professional development in online teaching through the OLC Online Teaching Certificate Program offered as a sequence of one foundation course and three electives leading from the conceptual to the implementation of online learning effectiveness best practices.
To assist UNF faculty with their ongoing professional development efforts in the area of blended and online teaching, CIRT has developed a Teaching Online Faculty Development (TOFD) Portal in Canvas. This portal provides a central location from which faculty can access the TOL foundation course, participate in mastery modules, engage in ongoing discussions about course design and delivery, browse resources related to online teaching and learning, and apply for advanced training and certifications.
Note: All participants of the TOL foundation course (past and current) are automatically enrolled in this portal.
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