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
Coming Soon!
Conducting Research with your Online Students This course helps faculty plan how to engage undergraduate students in research in a variety of ways. 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 (or OL 4500) 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 In 2017, we plan to launch a pilot OL instructor evaluation program to provide you an authentic evaluation process and specific feedback on your OL teaching. We hope you will join us in the conversation and collaboration to design this process. Professional Practice Cohort
Time may vary
N/A
OL 2000 Essentials of Online Teaching The new OL 2000 provides you with a solid foundation to practice effective online teaching and replaces the previous version of OL 2000 within the prior Faculty Development curriculum. Furthermore, if you have not taken OL 2700 in that prior curriculum, OL 2000 now also combines the content of that course into this newly developed one, now offered in Canvas. 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 and other activities to provide instructors with a solid foundation to practice effective online teaching. It is designed as a basic starting point to embark on the Faculty Development Learning Map. 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 deals with such topics as what assessment is, principles of good practice for assessing student learning, varying assessment strategies, developing rubrics, using student evaluation data, and dealing with 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 module 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
Coming Soon!
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

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