Please see the Course Schedule for the current academic year schedule.

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Number Title Description Category Mode Previous
Course
Number/
Description
OL 1000 Introduction to World Campus 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 your vital role in providing students with a world class education. Professional Practice Self-Directed
4 Weeks
1-3 hours
N/A
OL 1100 Conducting Research with your Online Students The focus of this course is on creating research experiences for your online students. Professional Practice Cohort
4 Weeks
3-5 hours/week
N/A
OL 1200 OL Teaching Supervision Apprentice The Apprentice Online Teaching Program places you in an instructor-led, cohort OL course similar to OL 2050 you completed last fall. You have the opportunity to shadow an OL Instructor, lead a discussion forum, and assess an assignment, just as you would do teaching an online academic class. Professional Practice Cohort
4-5 Weeks
3-5 hours/week
N/A
OL 1250 OL Teaching Supervision Refresher Refresher Faculty “shadow” the OL Instructor and may help with discussion management or with assignment feedback in order to put into practice effective online teaching skills. OL Instructors and Refresher Faculty will coordinate according to a rubric and guidelines. Professional Practice Cohort
4-5 Weeks
3-5 hours/week
N/A
OL 1300 OL Teaching Practicum The core course for our new Excellence in Online Teaching program.  This provides faculty with an ongoing, authentic evaluation process and specific feedback in both OL course and contractual online course teaching. Professional Practice Cohort
Time may vary
N/A
OL 2000 Essentials of Online Teaching OL 2000 provides all online teachers 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. Instructional Practice Cohort
5 Weeks
3-5 hours/week
OL 2000 Effective Online Teaching/
OL 2700 Online Presence
OL 2050 Essentials of Online Teaching for Graduate Students The Graduate Online Teaching Certificate combines an online course with other activities to provide a foundation for graduate students new to online teaching. Instructional Practice Cohort
5 Weeks
3-5 hours/week
OL 4500
OL 2100 Introduction to Canvas OL 2100 is a self-paced course designed to build faculty competency in using many features of Penn State’s Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas. Instructional Practice Self-Directed
4 Weeks
1-3 hours
OL 1900 Prove It!
OL 2150 Canvas Hands On OL 2150 builds on concepts covered in OL 2100 and focuses on hands-on training for those who are developing courses in Canvas. Instructional Practice Cohort
TBD
OL 1900 Prove It!
OL 2200 Assessment of Online Learners 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. Instructional Practice Cohort
4 Weeks
3-5 hours/week
OL 2900 Course Assessment and Evaluation
OL 2300 Teamwork in Online Teaching and Learning 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 within this course regarding the formation, facilitation and performance of student teams. Instructional Practice Cohort
3 Weeks
3-5 hours/week
OL 2800
OL 3000 Supporting Accessibility for Online Learners OL 3000 consists of six scenarios that guide you through processes that support student accessibility to online learning. The Learner and Learning Self-Directed
4 Weeks
1-3 hours
OL 1800 Accessibility Module
OL 3100 Teaching the Adult Learner OL 3100 provides a basic understanding of the adult learner and assist instructors with effective teaching methodologies. The Learner and Learning Self-Directed
4 Weeks
1-3 hours
OL 1600 The Adult Learner
OL 3200 Serving the Military and Veteran Student This course leads you through several scenarios in order to acculturate you to the conditions of the military student. Issues such as the structure of the military, language, what to expect from students in the military, and the support available at Penn State. The Learner and Learning Self-Directed
4 Weeks
1-3 hours
OL 1800 Serving Those Who Serve
OL 3300 Teaching the International Student This course orients faculty to specific characteristics and needs of international students online. The Learner and Learning Cohort
4 Weeks
TBD
N/A
OL 3400 Online Course Design 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. The Learner and Learning Cohort
4 Weeks
3-5 hours/week
OL 4000 Course Authoring
OL 3500 Gamification in Online Teaching and Learning Games and gamification techniques can actively engage your students in course content and activities. This course will prepare you to create your own vision of how to utilize games and gamification techniques, as well as provide you with tools to assist you in realizing your vision. The Learner and Learning Cohort
4 Weeks
TBD
N/A