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About Center for Online & Continuing Education


What We Believe

The Center for Online & Continuing Education aspires to be an internationally recognized leader in the higher education landscape for its success in utilizing technology and instructional design to increase access and student learning while decreasing instructional costs.


What We Do

We are committed to increasing access to education, improving student-learning outcomes, and holding constant or reducing instructional costs by effectively utilizing technology in course delivery redesigns.


How We Do

Since 2012, the Center for Online and Continuing Education (COCE) has provided professional development and online course building assistance for FAU faculty delivering fully-online courses. Over the past decade, services have expanded to include a variety of incentivized faculty workshops including: Teaching Online Orientation, Flexible Online Teaching Orientation, TA training for assisting faculty in online courses, Teaching Online Pedagogy, and weekly live micro-learning sessions on key topics.

FAU is a Quality Matters (QM) subscribing institution and, as such, COCE supports and incentivizes faculty in developing courses that align with the state’s quality rubric for online delivery of instruction. Faculty engage with COCE instructional designers for the creation of new online courses, preparing for QM certification, one-on-one appointments, and weekly open labs. In keeping with the Florida Board of Governors’ guidance for online course delivery, COCE provides assistance and incentives for online course updates every 3 years. COCE also supports faculty research and grant submissions for the use of digital content for instructional delivery and has won numerous national awards in collaboration with FAU Colleges.