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Foundations of Online Course Design and Development

Target Audience
Foundations of Online Course Design and Development (formerly Creating and Teaching an Online Course) is for faculty who want to teach either a hybrid course (selected in-class sessions are replaced with online instruction and assignments) or a distance course (students take the course completely online).

All faculty, including adjunct faculty, are encouraged to apply, but we have a limited number of slots.

Prior to notification of acceptance we may contact you to clarify your needs. 
Faculty will receive pedagogical guidelines for developing online course materials. Topics include teaching and learning online, instructional design planning, building community, facilitating discussion forums, assessment strategies, copyright, evaluation, and TRACS tools required for building an online module.

Creating & Teaching an Online Course Workshop from Educational Technology Center on Vimeo.

NOTE: This is NOT a TRACS workshop. While the course will cover selected TRACS tools, the emphasis is on instructional design strategies and processes that will help you develop an effective course site that results in observable learning outcomes for your students.
This course is offered in a hybrid format.  There are four face-to-face sessions: three on campus and one via Adobe Connect. Online assignments/sessions are completed throughout the workshop. The total time commitment is approximately 40 hours. We will be offering the workshop Fall 2014, Spring 2015, and Summer 2015. During the Fall and Spring semesters, the workshop will be 4 weeks long.
Fall 2014
  • August 18 (starts online) to September 12
    • Fri 8/22: On campus from 1:00-4:30 p.m.
    • Fri 8/29: Online in Connect from 1:00-3:45 p.m. (with a break from 1:45-2:15 p.m.)
    • Fri 9/5: On campus from 1:00-3:45 p.m.
    • Fri 9/12: On campus from noon to 3:45 p.m. (lunch is included )

           Spring 2015

  • January 7 (starts online) to February 6
    • Wed 1/14: On campus from 1:00-4:30 p.m.
    • Fri 1/23: Online in Connect from 1:00-3:45
    • Fri 1/30: On campus from 1:00-3:45
    • Fri 2/6: On campus from noon to 3:45 p.m. (lunch is included )

           Summer 2015

  • May 18-29
  • July 6-17
A stipend of $300 is provided for faculty who attend the workshop and successfully complete all the assignments.
Completion of the Beginning TRACS workshop, or you have the know-how to create a TRACS course site and add documents and other content.
We are no longer accepting applications for the Fall workshop. If you applied, you will receive notification of acceptance by July 28, 2014.
If you have questions about the workshop, please contact Liz Strand at es22@txstate.edu or 5-1647.