Faculty Training & Professional Development for Distance Education

Training and Development Workshops

Distributed Education offers several training and professional development options throughout the year to interested faculty. We typically cover a variety of topics, such as:

  • eLearn's grade book
  • ePortfolio
  • Discussion board management
  • Online student engagement strategies
  • Course content design and layout
  • Video (e.g., creation, management, captioning)

Currently available training options are posted on this Training and Development webpage. Click "SIGN UP" to register for an event.

eLearn Essentials Training Course

Every instructor who teaches an online or hybrid course at Vol State is required to successfully complete the eLearn Essentials Training Course by the end of their first teaching semester. This is a basic training on the learning management system, created by experienced online faculty, and facilitated by Distributed Education in an online, self-paced format. Contact Distributed Education to register.

TN eCampus Faculty Training

Every Vol State faculty member who teaches or develops our courses via TN eCampus are required to complete separate online trainings. For instructing, the training is called "iTeach" and for developers it is the "Course Developer Program (CDP)." These trainings require nomination from the Vol State Director of Distributed Education and approval by the academic department chair or division dean. For more information, visit the TN eCampus Faculty & Staff Resources page and click on "Training."

Other Training Opportunities

Free eLearning webinars (sponsored by D2L-the company behind eLearn) are available on a regular basis about topics such as online and blended learning, competency-based learning, student engagement, and of course, how to use eLearn better!

Quality Matters provides online and web conferencing professional development throughout the year for a nominal fee. 

The National Center on Accessible Educational Materials (AEM) is offering free professional learning opportunities to improve the accessibility of the materials you use in your learning environment. Through Spring 2019, you’ll learn and practice skills for improving access to curricular materials for all learners, including students with disabilities. It will cover everything from the basics to advanced topics. The AEM Center is targeting educators in their first, second, or third year of teaching; however, everyone is welcome. Visit the AEM Center website to register and for more information on the topics to be covered in this educator virtual training.

Support and Assistance

Any faculty member may contact the Distributed Education office to request help with eLearn or for course development assistance.

We can also schedule to meet with individuals, small groups, or classes on other e-learning topics and tools. Contact us to arrange for an appointment or to invite a member of our staff to your classroom for training and assistance.

Distributed Education
(615) 230-3665
eLearn@volstate.edu 
Twitter: @VSCCDist_Ed

Details

Article ID: 57820
Created
Thu 7/19/18 3:41 PM
Modified
Thu 2/7/19 9:31 AM

Related Articles (1)