USF Online Course Design Program
The USF Online Course Design Program is a semester-long faculty development program which prepares faculty to design, build, and facilitate successful online courses. The program builds online readiness among faculty through cohort-based, immersive, hands-on experience. Faculty are introduced to online learning best practices, innovative use of technology, and institutional quality standards for course design across all delivery formats. In addition, the program provides opportunities for faculty to interact with peers who share an interest in online learning, and to develop a sustainable network of online-ready instructors.
The Online Course Design Program is intended for faculty who have been approved by their School/College Dean’s office to develop a hybrid or online course which will launch in the following 1-2 semesters.
Time Commitment and Workload
The training portion of the USF Online Course Design Program requires roughly 24 hours to complete. The training is broken into 4 parts, as follows:
- Week 0: Participants will attend an 8 hour in-person intensive training.
- Week 3: Participants will complete roughly 4 hours of asynchronous, online work over a period of 7 days.
- Week 6: Participants will attend a 4 hour in-person intensive training.
- Week 13: Participants will attend a 4 hour in-person training.
Given we are not currently able to meet in-person, this program has temporarily been converted to a fully remote program.
In addition to the training, participants will:
- meet bi-weekly with an instructional designer to develop their online or hybrid course
- have the opportunity to work with a multimedia developer to develop course videos in our professional recording studio
- participate in a course review, which includes a self review and instructional designer review component
Courses Developed by Past Participants
- School of Management's Andersen MBA Online Program
- Summer Online Core Course Initiative (SOCCI):