Teaching Academy for Online Learning (TAO) June 2014

The summer Teaching Academy for Online Learning (TAO) provides a unique opportunity for faculty who are new to online TAO Logolearning to develop a new online course using the Quality Matters standards.  The Academy is delivered in a hybrid mode, with an online component and face to face sessions for three Fridays in June.  The online component provides the attendees with the experience of being an online student, giving them insight that will help them become better online instructors.

During the Academy  attendees learn how to plan, design and deliver an online course.  The face to face workshops provide the opportunity for sharing of information, presentations from experienced online faculty, exploration of online resources and sample online courses, and other learning activities. 

This year the Academy will be held at the Centerra office. (link to map)
The tentative schedule for the Teaching Academy for 2014 is:

  • June 13 from 9 AM to 2 PM
  • June 20 from 9 AM to 2 PM
  • June 27 from 9 AM to 3 PM

After the formal training has been completed, attendees work with the Instructional Designers to finish the planning and development of an online course.  Deadline for completion:  August 1.  A stipend is awarded to faculty members who complete the requirements of the Academy.

This is a two step process:

1. Review the Teaching Academy contract. At the end of the document is a signature form.

2. Complete the Online Application

Send the forms to Sherri Lancton, Instructional Design and Development, Campus Box 21.