Courses

The courses, open to all current Penn State faculty, staff, and graduate students, are offered on a self-directed and instructor-led basis. Courses begin on the first Monday of the designated month. If that date falls on a national or university holiday, participants will be notified of the start date.

Course registration closes two weeks before the start date for instructor-led courses. All course work should be completed within the designated course timeline.

OL 2000: Essentials of Online Teaching

Starts: 08/07/2017 - 09/11/2017

OL 2000 provides you with a solid foundation to practice effective online teaching. Activities focus on discussion management, assessment techniques, developing learning activities, reflective practice, and planning for future development and community building.

OL 2200: Assessment of Online Learners

Starts: 08/07/2017 - 09/04/2017

OL 2200 focuses on such topics as principles of effective practice for assessing student learning, varying assessment strategies, developing rubrics, using student evaluation data, and issues concerning cheating and plagiarism.

OL 2300: Teamwork in Online Teaching and Learning

Starts: 08/07/2017 - 08/28/2017

This course is designed to help you work with teams in both face-to-face and online courses. Regardless of what type of course you teach, you should find helpful information in this course regarding the formation, facilitation, and performance of student teams.

OL 2000: Essentials of Online Teaching

Starts: 09/04/2017 - 10/09/2017

OL 2000 provides you with a solid foundation to practice effective online teaching. Activities focus on discussion management, assessment techniques, developing learning activities, reflective practice, and planning for future development and community building.

OL 1000: Introduction to World Campus

Starts: 10/01/2017 - 10/31/2017

This course has been designed to provide you with an introductory look at the process by which a World Campus program and course are developed and how you play a vital role in providing students with a world- class education.

OL 2100: Introduction to Canvas

Starts: 10/01/2017 - 10/31/2017

OL 2100 is designed to build faculty competency in using many features of Penn State's Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas.

OL 3100: Teaching the Adult Learner

Starts: 10/01/2017 - 10/31/2017

OL 3100 provides a basic understanding of the adult learner and assists instructors with effective teaching methodologies.

OL 2000: Essentials of Online Teaching

Starts: 10/02/2017 - 11/06/2017

OL 2000 provides you with a solid foundation to practice effective online teaching. Activities focus on discussion management, assessment techniques, developing learning activities, reflective practice, and planning for future development and community building.

OL 2200: Assessment of Online Learners

Starts: 11/06/2017 - 12/04/2017

OL 2200 focuses on such topics as principles of effective practice for assessing student learning, varying assessment strategies, developing rubrics, using student evaluation data, and issues concerning cheating and plagiarism.

OL 3400: Online Course Design

Starts: 11/06/2017 - 12/04/2017

OL 3400 is designed to assist participants in the authoring, design, and development of an online course. This course will cover a wide variety of content that will assist you in the successful authoring of an online course.

OL 1000: Introduction to World Campus

Starts: 12/01/2017 - 12/31/2017

This course has been designed to provide you with an introductory look at the process by which a World Campus program and course are developed and how you play a vital role in providing students with a world- class education.

OL 3200: Serving the Military and Veteran Student

Starts: 12/01/2017 - 12/31/2017

This course leads you through several scenarios in order to acculturate you to the conditions of the military student. It includes such issues as the structure of the military, language, what to expect from students in the military, and the support available at Penn State.