Professional Development

Instructional Design & Web Technologies (IDWT) is committed to helping faculty development professionally. Especially as it relates to instructional technologies and educational technologies.

Suite of Online Instruction Courses

ID[WT] has been working hard to create a suite of courses. They are all related to online instruction. In other words, are you teaching a class online? These courses will help you as you develop your course.

Online Instruction 100 (OLI-100) - Are you planning to teach online at Shippensburg for the first time? You will learn everything you need to know to have a successful online class. It covers pedagogical strategies, national quality standards, Instructions for using various Brightspace tools, and a student's perspective. This course was developed with the assistance of Dr. Christine Royce. This course is required as per Article 42 C.2. of the statewide APSCUF collective bargaining agreement. Contact idwt to be enrolled.

Snow Day Kick-Start (OLI-050) - As per the winter policy, in the event of a snow day, you have several options to make up a snow day. One option is make it up online. This Snow Day Quick-Start Guide will give you the basics to quickly get a session's worth of material into Brightspace. If you are a faculty member, then you should be automatically enrolled in the Snow Day Quick-Start course. You can find it in your list of courses in Brightspace. It is titled Faculty Snow Day Quick-Start Guide - OLI-050. Contact IDWT if you need to be enrolled.

Accessibility for Online Courses (OLI-200) - This course is under development. Once complete it will assist you in making your courses more accessible to those students that have special learning needs. We will teach you the basics of the Universal Design, considerations, and tips and tricks.

Copyright for Online Courses (OLI-300) - This course is under development. Copyright laws can be confusing. This course gives you the basics of the laws and tips to know if your material is within copyright laws.

List of Current Training and Development Opportunities

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