Is Teaching DE Right for You?

Many of you have expressed an interest in teaching a fully online course in the Academic Technology Survey that TLT administered in the beginning of the semester. If you have an interest, we encourage you to take advantage of the upcoming informational session outlined below to learn more about teaching in an online format.

If you are planning to teach a first-time Distance Education (fully online) course for Summer 2013, then you are highly encouraged to attend the DE Informational Session: Is Teaching Distance Education Right for You scheduled on October 8th, at 3-4:30pm in the Presentation Room of the Office of Admissions.  If you plan to teach an online course, please note that all course proposals will need to be received by November 5th, 2012. In addition, there are training and other requirements for faculty to teach an online course. If you are seriously considering teaching an online class this summer, please take this opportunity to learn about what is involved and when important deadlines must be met. (Course proposals will be available at the Informational Session and are available on line at: http://tlt.cofc.edu/learning/distance-education/.)

The following information will be covered during the session:

  • Logistics of teaching online (e.g., Academic Affairs requirements, support and resources for faculty and students, course evaluations, petition process and compensation)
  • Things to consider if teaching a DE course (planning, work-load, necessary skills, challenges, fluency with technology, etc.)

A panel of College of Charleston faculty will be present to discuss their journey as they built and facilitated their online courses in past summers. They’ll discuss tips for a successful course, challenges, share real-life experiences, and answer any questions that you may have.

Please register for the DE Session if you plan to attend. You can register by using the following link: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4445889776?ref=elink

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Phillips Director of Maymester and Summer Sessions. If you are teaching during this time, you can schedule a meeting with Michael for an overview and visit the TLT blog for more information. http://tlt.cofc.edu/learning/distance-education/