Learning Ventures launches online instruction mastery program

August 3, 2015 | UToday
By Samantha Watson

With more online classes being offered each year at The University of Toledo, it’s important that instructors feel confident teaching over the Web.

That’s why Learning Ventures just launched its Pathway to Master Online Instructor Program. The program is designed to ensure the quality of UT’s fully online programs so that students can achieve their learning objectives and have satisfactory online learning experiences.

The program is made up of five courses — Online Teaching Certificate, Americans With Disabilities Act Compliance and Online Courses, Online Course Design Certificate, Applying Quality Matters Rubric, and Peer Reviewer Course. Each course prepares instructors to design, deliver and revise their online courses so that improvements can be made.

Though some of these courses have been offered before, this is the first time that they have been combined to create a program like Pathway. Participants who take each course now will get a certificate from Learning Ventures recognizing their dedication to online teaching.

By taking the Peer Reviewer Course, which is part of the requirements for the Pathway program, faculty also can become Quality Matters Certified Peer Reviewers. After completion of the course, participants submit an application for certification.

To learn more about Pathway and other courses, click here contact Phoebe Ballard, senior instructional designer and coordinator for special projects, at phoebe.ballard@utoledo.edu or 419.530.4379.

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