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Technology for Online Teaching and Learning

Wednesday, September 9 – Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Application DeadlineSunday, August 23, 2020 by 11:59 pm


For instructors teaching in the online environment, using technology is a given. Even so, utilizing the full potential of technology is an important component of well-designed courses. The focus of this 6-week online course is on integrating technology for online course delivery to transform learning environments. Instructors are introduced to the how’s, when’s and why’s of technology use in the online learning environment. This course is a collaborative learning experience designed to give instructors an in depth look at how to effectively teach online with technology.

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, instructors will be able to:

  • Apply course design, development, and delivery best practices.
  • Examine opportunities and challenges of technology integration in teaching and learning.
  • Use various technologies and tools that support alignment of course learning outcomes, module/unit-level objectives, assessments, instructional materials, and learning activities.
  • Apply the Distributed Learning Quality Assurance Standards.
  • Identify on-campus technology support resources.

Offered with support from the Office of the Provost, the goal of this course is to support and develop a community of faculty prepared to develop and teach high-quality distributed learning courses. Any faculty member (tenure-track, non-tenure-track, and part-time adjunct faculty) who teaches as instructor of record at the University of South Carolina Columbia or Palmetto College may apply. This course is offered fully online and does not have any scheduled meeting times. Enrollees who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion.

Admission to this course is competitive and spaces are limited, so apply early. Applicants will be expected to complete 100 percent of the course activities and assignments on the appointed schedule in order to receive the certificate of completion.


Technology for Online Teaching and Learning will run for six weeks, starting on Wednesday, September 9 and ending on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. Course activities and assignments must be completed satisfactorily on course due dates.


To apply, please complete the Online Application Form.

Application Deadline: Sunday, August 23, 2020
Selected applications will be notified by Tuesday, September 1, 2020

For questions, contact Gloria Washington at 777-7078 or

About the Facilitator

Gloria Washington is an instructional designer at the Center for Teaching Excellence with 22 years of experience in higher education at the University of South Carolina. She is a Blackboard Certified Trainer and a Blackboard Exemplary Course Program Reviewer. Washington completed the Quality Matters’ Applying the QM Rubric and Higher Education Peer Reviewer courses. Prior to coming to CTE, she worked in Teaching and Technology Services and as a Technology Director for the Ted Mimms Foreign Language Learning Center. She serves as Associate Editor for the International Journal of Innovative Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. She is an At-Large Board Member for the Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning (ADEIL). Washington also authors the blog, Pedagogy Before Technology. She holds a Doctor of Education, a Master of Arts in Education, and a Master of Business Administration. Her expertise is in the pedagogical use of technology to support teaching and learning. Her instructional design philosophy is “pedagogy first, technology second.”

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