Online Teaching Development Tutorials
If you are exploring a new teaching method - an "active learning" lecture format; a course re-design from face-to-face to online; a revamp of your syllabus - you might want to consider taking a tutorial for that task. Many of the sites below provide excellent and substantial tutorials and course modules free of charge! (Although more and more of these sites are changing their status to fee-based because of the rising interest in online teaching in particular.)
Free Online Modules & Tutorials
- University of Minnesota Center for Educational Innovation
- CEI offers a range of support for online learning from developing new online programs to preparing faculty to design rigorous and engaging online learning opportunities.
- Eberly Center of Carnegie Mellon: Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation
- The Eberly Center has one of the most resourceful academic sites on the web. Their tutorials on course design, assessment, specific teaching problems are brilliant.
- Depaul University's Teaching Commons
- DePaul University offers a series of Teaching Guides including course design, instructional methods, reflective practice, and more!
- Michigan State University's Academic Advancement Network
- AAN is a unit within the Office of the Provost at MSU that facilitates cross-institutional connections among individuals and entities in support of the advancement of academic careers.
- Illinois Online Network
- The resources in ION's Online Education Resources section represent a selected list of resources dealing with various aspects of online education and the online environment in general.
- University of Arizona Office of Instruction & Assessment
- The OIA offers instructional support modules on significant teaching and learning topics.
- The Carnegie Foundation
- The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching aims to build a field around the use of improvement science and networked improvement communities to solve longstanding inequities in educational outcomes.
- Critical Reasoning for Beginners
- In this six-part course, you will learn all about arguments, how to identify them, how to evaluate them, and how not to mistake bad arguments for good.
Fee-Based Courses & Certificate Programs
Contact us if you are interested in enrolling in a fee-based program.
- Magna Online Seminars
- Magna Publications serves the higher education community by producing online programs, newsletters, conferences, and other products that support faculty and staff development.
- Best Teacher's Institute
- The Best Teachers Institute works globally to help colleges and universities create dynamic new learning opportunities for their students, boost retention and graduation rates, enhance their public profile, and strengthen academic integrity on their campuses.
- Quality Matters
- QM is a faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components.
- On Course
- On Course offers workshops to show teachers how to improve the success of their students.
- E-Learning and Online Teaching Certificate
- There are 4 courses and a practicum to complete to obtain e-learning certification and all courses can be attended online. This program is at University of Wisconsin-Stout.
- The ION Master Online Teaching Certificate Program
- This professional certificate prepares participants with knowledge related to online course design, online instruction, and other issues related to online teaching and learning.