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eLearning Certification Courses

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eCertification for Designers

The eCertification for Designers Program prepares faculty members to design and facilitate eLearning courses. It is a 12-week program delivered fully online with optional labs and consultations. The program is self-paced with milestones that lead faculty members through the course design process. Faculty members will fully develop an eLearning course during the program, which will require approximately ten hours of work per week. The resulting course will be reviewed, and the faculty member will revise the course accordingly to obtain final approval. This program leads to eCertification for Designers. 

Though any instructional staff can participate in the program, full-time instructional staff developing a course they have not previously taught online have the option to receive incentives. The incentives are: 

  • $2,000 stipend when the course is developed, reviewed, and revised as appropriate, and
  • funding of an adjunct using the current departmental adjunct rate to be provided for one course during the semester the faculty member is in the program, or the equivalent will be paid as a stipend to the faculty member.

All courses developed will be considered work for hire, and they will be owned by FAU. 

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 course development process will be sent to the department chair/program director periodically throughout the semester.

Click here for the Designers proposal form.

 

eCertification for Facilitators

The eCertification for Facilitators Program prepares faculty members 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 faculty members through course facilitation planning. Faculty members will modify an existing eLearning course to support its facilitation during the program requiring approximately ten hours of work per week. The course will certify that the faculty member knows how to modify and manage a course designed for online delivery, can edit the syllabus with the faculty member’s information, and is able to implement a communication plan that will promote student success in the course.This program leads to eCertification for Facilitators.

Proposals for the above programs 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 faculty member’s progress will be sent to the department chair/program director periodically throughout the semester.

Click here for the Facilitators proposal form.

 


Quality Matters logoQuality 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 faculty member 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 faculty member’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 faculty member receives a $1,000 stipend.


eReview processeReview

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 faculty members 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. 


 

 

 
 

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