eLearning Certification Courses
eCertification for Facilitators
The eCertification for Facilitators Program prepares participants to facilitate existing eLearning courses. It is a 5-week program delivered fully online with optional labs and consultations. The program is self-paced with milestones leading participants through course facilitation planning. Participants will modify an existing eLearning course to support the facilitation of it during the program requiring approximately ten hours of work per week. This program leads to eCertification for Facilitators. The course will certify that the participant knows how to modify and manage a course designed for online delivery, can edit the syllabus with the participant’s information, and is able to implement a communication plan that will promote student success in the course.
Proposals will be reviewed and priority given to:
- high demand courses with consistent enrollment demand over the last three years including summers,
- large enrollment courses,
- courses deemed strategic in facilitating eLearning degree programs,
- courses that will lead to a degree program being fully obtainable at a specific campus,
- courses that are part of an existing eLearning plan within your college/department, and
- date/time of completed application.
Proposals for the program must be signed by the candidate’s college dean, department chair/program director, the Assistant Provost of eLearning, and the candidate. Any changes in the proposal must be resubmitted for approval. Updates on the participant’s progress will be sent to the department chair/program director periodically throughout the semester.
Quality Matters (QM)
The QM program assists faculty in preparing to submit an eLearning course for QM review. It is a 4-week program delivered fully online with consultations and optional open labs. The program leads to the course receiving QM national recognition for course design. The resulting eLearning course will be submitted to QM for review. If revisions are needed for QM recognition, the participant will revise the course accordingly.
The candidate’s college dean, department chair/program director, the Assistant Provost of eLearning, and the candidate must sign proposals for the program. Any changes in the proposal must be resubmitted for approval. Updates on the participant’s progress will be sent to the department chair/program director periodically throughout the semester. Though any instructional staff can participate in the program, full-time instructional staff members have the option to receive an incentive. Upon QM recognition of the course, the participant receives a $1,000 stipend.
The eReview service is an internal peer review service completed by three reviewers. One reviewer must be a faculty member to serve as the Subject Matter Expert (SME). The SME will be from the same discipline that the reviewed course covers. Another reviewer will be a faculty member outside of the discipline that the reviewed course covers. The last reviewer will be a member of the Center for eLearning personnel. Once a review is completed, the review team will deliver the feedback to the course designer. If the course needs revision based on the review team feedback, the course designer will have a maximum of twelve weeks to revise the course accordingly and resubmit it to the review team. Course reviews are valid for three years as long as there are no major alterations. This service is available for full-time faculty members who receive a stipend for their participation in the eCertification or eDesign programs. For participants in either of these programs who do not receive a stipend, the academic department in which the course is housed may request a review.
The Center for eLearning Advisory Board will create a subcommittee to develop a plan to identify reviewers and to create an evaluative tool used in the reviews.