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Teaching Online for Graduate Students

Fall 2021 Short Course

Wednesday, September 22  – Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 by 5 p.m.

Description

Are you a graduate student who is new to online learning or interested in teaching an online course? Would you like to boost your teaching credentials and learn new instructional skills? This four-week online course will introduce you to online teaching and develop your knowledge and ability to implement and teach online courses at the University of South Carolina and throughout your career as an educator. Course topics will include the following:

  • Recognizing online learning best practices
  • Identifying on-campus learner and faculty support resources
  • Revising a syllabus for an online course
  • Comparing online learning models and theories
  • Creating measurable learning outcomes/objectives
  • Discussing the course design and development process
  • Collaborating and networking with peers

The goal of this course is to support and develop a community of graduate students prepared to develop and teach high-quality online courses. You may apply for this course if you:

  • Are an experienced graduate student at the University of South Carolina, and
  • Have at least one semester of face-to-face or online teaching experience as the instructor of record or primary teacher.

Priority will be given to graduate students who teach as instructor of record or primary teacher who are scheduled to teach online for USC in an upcoming semester. This course is offered fully online and does not have any scheduled meeting times. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion. There are no fees associated with this course.

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 on the appointed schedule in order to receive the certificate of completion.

You must submit both the Online Application and the Signature Page [pdf] to be considered.

Details

Teaching Online for Graduate Students will run for four weeks, from September 22nd – October 19th, 2021. Course activities must be completed satisfactorily on due dates during the four weeks of the course. This course is offered fully online and does not have any scheduled meeting times.

Application

To apply:

  • Print out and complete the Signature Page [pdf], including all required signatures. Required signatures include signature of graduate director.
  • Upload scanned, completed Signature Page [pdf] to the Online Application Form.
  • Complete the Online Application Form.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 by 5 p.m.
Selected applications will be notified no later than Wednesday, September 15th.

Teaching Online for Graduate Students Online Application

For questions, please contact Casey Carroll at  CARROLCA@mailbox.sc.edu.

About the Facilitator

Casey Carroll is an instructional designer with the Center for Teaching Excellence at USC. Carroll works with all who teach to support the creation of innovative and accessible courses and the continued development of teaching skills. He also works with instructors teaching online to help with course design and learning technologies. Prior to joining CTE, Carroll designed curriculum for professional training and leadership development. He has also taught First-Year English and English as a Second Language at the University of South Carolina. Carroll holds a master’s degree in linguistics from USC and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and psychology from Pacific Lutheran University.


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