Online Express Training


The Online Express (OE) training at Prince George’s Community College is open to all PGCC full-time and adjunct faculty members. 


There are two Online Express training programs; the first prepares new online faculty to teach an existing online or hybrid course, and the second program prepares faculty to develop a brand new online or hybrid course.


Please review the details below to know which program meets your needs:


Faculty Preparation for new online faculty who are scheduled to teach an existing online or hybrid course

 

New Course Development for experienced faculty who are scheduled to develop and deliver a new online or hybrid course



 

ONLINE EXPRESS FACULTY PREPARATION TRAINING PROGRAM

Faculty Preparation for new online faculty who are scheduled to teach an existing online or hybrid course.


Faculty Preparation Overview
New online faculty who are scheduled to teach a section of an existing online or hybrid course must complete Online Express Faculty Preparation training. These faculty are identified by Department Chairs. Faculty will then register for the training in Cornerstone; this registration must be approved by the Department Chair before you are enrolled into the appropriate Blackboard course.

 

This program is delivered in a blended modality, with heavy online emphasis. It is a 15- to-18-hour training that prepares new online faculty to modify and deliver an existing online or hybrid course. Through this program, faculty will complete a facilitated experience in Blackboard to learn about online pedagogy, best practices in online learning, effective online course management, elements of the Quality Matters rubric, PGCC essentials in Blackboard, and experience being an online student. This training consists of the following:

 

  • Online Modules (10-12 hours of facilitated and self-directed learning modules)
  • On-campus Sessions (Two sessions, held in the evening)

All new faculty who complete the OE Faculty Preparation training must have the modified online or hybrid course reviewed by eLearning Services before it opens to students. The updated online or hybrid course must be submitted for review no later than two (2) weeks before the course is scheduled to be available to students in any given semester. This review is critical to the training program and ensures that all development guidelines have been met.



Online Express Faculty Preparation Application Process

 

  • Receive notification by your Department Chair that you are scheduled to teach a section of an existing online or hybrid course in the upcoming semester
  • Register in Cornerstone for the Faculty Preparation Training
  • Receive Department Chair approval of your training in Cornerstone
  • Receive notification from eLearning Services that you have been enrolled into the appropriate Blackboard course and the schedule of online and onsite components
  • Receive notification from eLearning Services that you have been given a copy of the appropriate Master Course Template of the existing online or hybrid course that faculty will be updating and preparing for delivery

Online Express Faculty Preparation Training Schedule

Faculty scheduled to teach online or hybrid course in an upcoming semester: Registration deadline in Cornerstone Faculty Preparation Training Timeline Course Review Period
To teach in SPRING 2019 semester: September 26, 2018
October 1-31, 2018 2 weeks prior to start date of the course
To teach in SUMMER or FALL 2019 semester: March 11, 2019
April 1-30, 2018

 

Online Express Faculty Preparation Stipend Requirements

Format Description Stipend
Stipends are paid to faculty who complete the required Online Express Faculty Training Program AND deliver the online or hybrid course.

The stipend will be paid following completion of the semester in which the course was taught.
Online  Faculty deliver a completely online course, with no required on-campus meetings.
All course materials are delivered online.
$500
Hybrid Faculty deliver a course that combines online instruction and on-campus classroom meetings.
Course materials coordinate and support both online and on-campus instruction.
$250

 

 


NEW ONLINE OR HYBRID COURSE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

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Online and Hybrid Course Development Update
Please check this page frequently for the updated timeline.

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The New Course Development program is designed for faculty who are developing a new online or hybrid course. Faculty who have not taught online at the College will be required to attend the Online Express Faculty Preparation Training Program before beginning new online or hybrid course development. All course development is to be completed one year prior to offering the course.


New Online or Hybrid Course Development Overview

All new online and hybrid course development will be completed in accordance with the Quality Matters (QM) 2018 rubric (6th ed.). Faculty developers who do not have experience with the 2018 rubric will be required to complete a QM rubric overview prior to developing a new online or hybrid course.

Is My Course Suitable for Online Format?

When considering what course(s) your department would like to develop as a new online or hybrid offering, it is important to consider the following factors:

  • Does the course currently exist in an on-campus format?
  • Is course content, learning activities, and student assessments conducive to online or hybrid delivery? For example, if hands-on learning or assessment is required, the hybrid format may be more suitable.

New Course Development Application Process

  • Complete the New Course Development Application. All faculty interested in participating in the New Online or Hybrid Course Development program, must complete the New Course Development application.
  • Obtain approval signatures from Department Chair and Dean. The New Course Development application is reviewed, approved, and signed by the Department Chair and Dean.
  • Submit the approved, completed application to eLearning Services.
  • Upon application approval, the faculty member develops the new course in accordance with the New Course Development guidelines.
  • The New Course Development program does not include required on-campus meetings; rather, it is a structured program with set due dates and required development milestones. The faculty developer must adhere to the scheduled deadlines for course development assignments and course review meetings to ensure course review and approval.
  • All newly developed online and hybrid courses must successfully meet the final review conducted by eLearning Services. This review serves to ensure all development guidelines have been met.

 
New Online or Hybrid Course Development Stipend Information

Format Description Stipend

 

All stipends granted during semester approved for New Course Development Program.
Online  All online instruction, no on-campus classroom meetings.  All course materials developed to be delivered online. 3 ECH
Hybrid Combines online instruction and on-campus classroom meetings. Course materials developed must coordinate online and on-campus instruction. ECH proportionate to the % of the course that will be conducted online, not to exceed 2ECH
Shared Online Two or more faculty co-teaching single online or hybrid course Based on course details, not to exceed 3ECH

 

 

New Course Development Timeline
for courses to be delivered Fall 2019

Call for Applications

September 17, 2018
Signed New Course Development Applications due to eLearning Services

October 15 - November 2
Approved Applicants Notified by eLearning Services

December 3 - 14