Essentials of Online Teaching
In this five-week introductory
professional development course,
instructors learn different ways to
engage online students and powerful
practices for facilitating an online
course. Through this instruction, faculty
will also become familiar with different
tools to engage learners. Online courses
offer instructors and students a great
opportunity to actively engage with
course materials, regardless of your discipline. By the end of this course, you
will have the pedagogical and technical
skills to facilitate an online course.
Developed by our most experienced
online teaching faculty at Drexel, these
courses have incorporated research-based
best practices regarding how
students learn in an online environment.
The Essentials course is fully asynchronous and open to all
faculty graduate students, and staff
supporting online education and
is facilitated by Online Learning
Council Faculty Fellows.
Questions? Please contact Dana Kemery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applying the Quality Matters Rubric
The University-wide trend is for faculty
teaching online to become familiar
with best practices associated with
quality online course design. These
best practices are associated with
increasing student retention and faculty
satisfaction with online education and
have become increasingly important
to accreditation bodies. This training
is designed to help you master best
practices in online course design. Dr. Jonathan Deutsch, Online Learning Council Faculty Fellow and certified Quality Matters Online Facilitator, will facilitate the intensive two-week workshop. The workshop focuses on reviewing a sample course for alignment with the Quality Matters rubric to prepare participants to apply research-based key elements to their own course sites. It
is fully online and asynchronous, and
open to any faculty members, graduate
students and staff supporting online
education. The maximum capacity is 20 people.
Questions? Please contact Jonathan Deutsch at email@example.com.
Online Accessibility and Inclusivity
Drexel University is committed to
creating a diverse, inclusive learning
environment for all students. Nationally
19.4% of undergraduates report
having a disability (National Center for
Education Statistics, 2019). The pivot
to remote teaching and learning due to
Covid-19 has further emphasized the
importance of designing remote and
online courses so that all students can
succeed. This two-week asynchronous
course provides hands-on training in
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as
well as techniques for inclusive activities
that foster student engagement.
Open to faculty, graduate students, and
professional staff supporting online
education, the course will be facilitated
by Dr. Deirdre McMahon, Chair of the
Online Learning Council Faculty Fellows.
Questions? Please contact Deirdre McMahon at firstname.lastname@example.org.