Faculty & Educators
The Basics of Online Course Development
- Course Planning - 1 year prior to course start date
- Course goals
- Outline of content
- Learning Objectives
- Reading Assignments
- Lesson Content
- Provide content to our instructional designers to transfer to the online format
- Place readings in the library reserves (if applicable)
Please look over the Course Development page for in-depth explanations. And remember, the eLearning team will help you with every step of the process.
Certificate for Online TeachingThe Certificate for Online Teaching is a professional development program to prepare for online teaching success. The five courses in the series are offered completely online and provide faculty an “online student experience” while exploring a rich variety of critical topics necessary for mastery in the online classroom.
All five courses are strongly recommended for online instructors of courses offered through Penn State World Campus, however The College of Agricultural Sciences only requires those noted below.
- OL 1000: Introduction to the World Campus
- OL 1800: Accessibility (required)
- OL 1900: ProveIt! (required)
- OL 2000: Effective Online Teaching (required)
- OL 2600: The Adult Learner
- OL 2700: Teaching Presence
Getting your Course Online
If you have any questions about going online, please Contact Us. We will be happy to answer all your questions!
A detailed account of online course development including the learning strategies and multimedia behind each course, the time line, and the faculty action plan.
Tips and strategies for online teaching, information on PSU's Library Reserves Services, and links to various ANGEL help topics.
Library Resources and Support for Online Educators
Is your course moving into Drupal? These short tutorials will get you started with the new interface.