the Project

Online Course Development Training for Faculty


The project, Online Course Development Training for Faculty, is being developed to meet the needs of University of Memphis faculty.  It will provide online training and resources for faculty who are developing or revising online courses.  The web-based instruction will demonstrate the appropriate configuration and development of an online course.  MP4 modules will be developed and hosted on the University's PodCast Central repository.  Individualized modules will address the following aspects of building online courses:  course introduction, course organization, learner engagement, course communication, assessment and evaluation, and ethics.  Writing effective learning objectives and incorporating engaging learning strategies will be emphasized in the modules covering course organization and learner engagement respectively. The modules will be used to supplement the required face-to-face meetings between faculty and the online education coordinators.  For security and copyright purposes, access of the files will require a login and password.  To meet ADA compliance, closed caption will also be included. The modules will not be designed to explain the step-by-step process of physically converting a course to an online format.  Additionally, they will not be course-content specific.


The audience for Online Course Development Training for Faculty consists of faculty who will be transitioning face-to-face instruction to an online format.  The modules will also serve those exisiting online faculty members who may want to improve the overall design of their online course.


The Office of Distance Education, Extended Programs, at University of Memphis is the client for the project.  The SME's for the project are Dr. Joanne Gikas, Director of Online Education and Dr. Vickie Murrell, Assistant Dean of Distance Education.


last updated 2/2/12