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This 8-week online course is designed for Community College educators and trainers who want to facilitate online learning in blended or fully online courses.

This course:

  • Introduces participants to current online course design methods along with current instructional technology in education
  • Emphasizes research-based practices for online course design and student engagement
  • Outlines methods to evaluate, select, and implement appropriate technology in an instructional setting

The course is designed by member Colin Stapp, who is also teaching one section of the course. Colin has been in higher education for over 25 years and has been involved in educational technology throughout his career. His experience includes online teaching, faculty development, and integrating technology with instruction. He holds a Master of Educational Technology & Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching from Boise State University. He is also a graduate of Mt. Hood Community College and Pacific University. Currently, Colin serves as Learning Technology Facilitator / Tech Hub Faculty at Chemeketa Community College.

Another section of the course is taught by member DW Wood. DW specializes in online postsecondary course development, implementation, management, and training. She has a Master's degree in Education: Educational Technology and a Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts from San Francisco State University. DW has earned both QM Teaching Online certification and professional Project Management certification. She currently serves as Online Learning and Educational Technology Coordinator for Clackamas Community College, assisting both new and experienced instructors with the latest educational technologies and online learning management systems.

You can access the syllabus for this course online.