Development of a Program for Online and Blended Teaching

July 9, 2018

Program Goals

  • Spread existing online teaching expertise across campus
  • Support novice online instructors
  • Show examples of quality online pedagogy in existing courses
  • Dispel misconceptions regarding the efficacy of online and blended teaching modes
  • Culminate in the formal review of an online, blended or hybrid course to be offered at SSU

Course Objectives

  • Faculty will gain familiarity w/ online instructional methods and best practices.
  • Faculty will gain familiarity with SSU provided EdTech tools. 
  • Faculty will take on the role of the learner as a student in an online course 
  • Faculty will adapt existing courses to the online format 
  • Provide support for faculty to develop skills and resources in online education to be able to complete a CSU QLT external review (in accordance with Online & Blended Teaching Policy)

Program Goals Met Thus Far

  • Integrating teaching expertise from across campus
  • Novice online instructors received support and mentoring
  • Demonstrations modeled successful online course elements and represented positive examples of online and blended teaching
  • 10 enrolled faculty; 9 completed; 6 eligible for coursework stipend; 5 eligible for full QLT self-review stipend
  • Successful QLT review and launch of online & blended courses. Anticipate 6 successfully launched courses

Talk with the program managers Kristin Denver, denver@sonoma.edu, or Krista Altaker, krista.altaker@sonoma.edu, to learn more.