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Distributed Learning

Teaching Online - Short Courses offered by CTE

The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) offers opportunities to learn about teaching online with the guidance of an expert colleague. 


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Foundations of Online Teaching

Regardless of your online teaching experience, this facilitator-led course provides foundations and guidance for purposeful online course design, development, and delivery. The course is delivered through the Blackboard Learning Management System in a fully asynchronous format. Faculty work in the course as students and complete weekly activities and assignments. We do not recommend enrolling in this course if you have completed Getting Started Teaching Online at USC.

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Teaching Online for Graduate Students

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.

Technology for Online Teaching and Learning

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. As students in this asynchronous online Blackboard course, instructors are introduced to the how’s, when’s and why’s of technology use in the online learning environment. In addition, instructors work in a “Sandbox” course as instructors where they apply new skills and best practices. This course is a collaborative learning experience designed to give instructors an in-depth look at how to effectively teach online with technology.

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