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Teaching Online for Graduate Students

Application Deadline for Spring 2023: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 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, fully online asynchronous 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, asynchronous 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 asynchronous (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 to be considered.

Details

Teaching Online for Graduate Students will run for four weeks from Wednesday, February 1, 2023  – Tuesday, February 28, 2023. Course activities must be completed satisfactorily on due dates during the four weeks of the course. This course is offered fully online and asynchronous  (does not have any scheduled meeting times).

Application

To apply:

Application Deadline for Spring 2023: Wednesday, January 18, 2023 by 5 p.m.

Applicants will be notified by January 27, 2023.

For questions, please contact Gloria Washington at thomasgy@mailbox.sc.edu.

About the Facilitator

Gloria Washington is an instructional designer at the Center for Teaching Excellence with 24 years of experience in higher education at the University of South Carolina. She serves as a co-chair for the Provost Advisory Committee for Women Initiatives (PACWI). 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. Before coming to CTE, she worked in Teaching and Technology Services and as a Technology Director for the Ted Mimms Foreign Language Learning Center. Washington serves as Associate Editor for the International Journal of Innovative Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. She is the President of 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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