Faculty Development Courses
Center for Online Technology offers online professional
development courses for Texas community college faculty. From the basics
of Internet teaching to the details of online course management and support,
the Center has or can design the training needed by you and your college:
Learning Workshops in your neighborhood. Funds are now available
to sponsor workshops at your college location. Workshops are available
for the remainder of 2005. Contact Telfair Fullerton, Tyler Junior College,
at [email protected] to set up a workshop
near or on your campus. The Center is focusing on issues related to
providing support services to distance students. Local sessions can
also include software oriented programs on the use of WebCT, QuestionMark
Perception, and Blackboard and other distance learning topics such as
Building a Course Website, Student Retention, Advanced Internet Applications
and Best Practices for Distance Education. Plan your session today!
At least two online courses will be taught during the fall for two-year
college professionals. All courses provide the equivalence of 32 hours
of online instruction and originate from a variety of Texas community
colleges. To participate, you must request admission through Texas Center
for Online Technology. Final participants will be selected by the individual
VCT contacts in each college
Ways to Increase Your Online Course Retention
(April 2-May 11)
A five-week short course designed to give you ideas for increasing
the number of students who successfully complete your Internet Classes.
Designed by a team of veteran Internet faculty, the course will
allow you to immediately place proven retention strategies into
your online class.
For current Internet faculty only.
an Online Freshman Orientation
For colleges who would like to design an online freshman orientation
for their students. Participants will need to have some basic Web
design skills. The class will parallel Putting Your Course Online
but all participants will be working on their own online freshman
Up to 25 may register.
for Local Colleges
Three course e-packs are now available for delivery by your local Texas
community or technical college. The e-packs are free to the colleges
who may also join the Internet Teachers Consortium in order to contribute
to and receive course updates.
to Teach Online
If you are truly at a beginning level here’s your chance to
learn basics - how to search the Internet, do online chats, manage
your e-mail resources and create your own Web pages. In other words
the foundation skills for an online class.
Your Course Online
Once you possess basic Web skills, this class will help you build
the deliverable components of an online course.
Internet Teaching Methods
In this course, participants explore advanced Web interaction techniques,
audio and video streaming, online PowerPoint and much, much more.
your own institution’s VCT coordinator to determine the dates a
particular course may be offered on your campus. If your college is not
teaching a course this semester, you may be able find another college
teaching the same class through the continuing