LCC/CTE Teaching Online Certification (TOC),
Offered Fall and Spring Semesters Only
Co-Facilitated by Rebecca Lawson and Susan Halick
January 24th - April 25th
This online course has been designed specifically for faculty who will be teaching online and/or hybrid courses.
The minimum requirements to participate in this training include:
- Currently teaching at the post-secondary level.
- Basic computer skills, including the ability to:
- Use email
- Add and open attachments in email
- Create new files
- Modify existing files
- Save files in commonly used word processing program formats
- Copy and paste text
- Download and install software
Upon completion, the successful participant will be able to:
- Apply basic skills and knowledge relevant to teaching in the online environment.
- Create a Desire2Learn course site which is easy to navigate.
- Create a comprehensive and clear syllabus and use effective strategies for creating a community in the online classroom.
- Compare and contrast the appropriate and potential uses of web-based applications and educational technologies to enhance student engagement and promote active learning (e.g., discussion forums, PowerPoint, chats, blogs, social networking, etc.).
- Distinguish among and employ a wide range of assessment strategies.
- Identify resources and strategies available to LCC students to help them be successful in online courses.
- Identify strategies and resources available to help faculty manage their time and workload when teaching online.
- Describe how Master Courses, Learning Object Repositories, etc., work together to more efficiently manage content.
- Locate and utilize resources available for requesting support and for more effectively using LCC’s Course Management System, Desire2Learn (i.e., the Help Desk, eLearning’s Web site, Request Forms, the Faculty Community Group, Center for Teaching Excellence workshops, etc.).
- Apply LCC’s Course Management System Standards and Policies.
- Select a specific technology tool (e.g., Jing, Respondus, etc.) or best practice and demonstrate how to apply it to one's online course.
- Demonstrate proficiency utilizing the current Course Management System, Desire2Learn.
Please note: Participants can expect to spend a minimum of ten hours per week engaged in this twelve week online course. While this is an online training, it is not self-paced. There are things to do, learn, reflect on, and submit nearly every day. There are specific deadlines for each assignment, discussion forums, etc.
For LCC employees, participation in this course is covered by LCC's tuition waiver benefit.
For additional information and to obtain department approval for this class, contact Kendra Taylor at (517) 483-1576.