Exploring Online Learning (EOL)
Exploring Online Learning (EOL) is a two-week asynchronous online short course that provides an opportunity for faculty to experience the online course environment from a student's perspective. Facilitated by UConn’s eCampus staff, the course is normally offered three times a year in August, November, and March. Though the course content and activities are geared toward faculty who will soon be designing and teaching their own online or hybrid/blended courses, all faculty are welcome to participate.
By completing this course, faculty will be able to: (a) use tools such as quizzes, discussions, journals, and assignments as a student within HuskyCT, (b) discuss best practices in online teaching with other faculty, (c) write course-level objectives that relate to the content for an online or hybrid/blended course they will design, (d) review the Quality Matters research-based rubric used to apply quality standards to online and hybrid/blended courses, and (e) apply the Quality Matters rubric to a sample online course. Another major goal of this course is for faculty to experience learning as a student would in an online environment and be part of an online learning community. As a result, upon completion of this short course, faculty are better able to design, deliver, and teach a quality online course.
The current EOL Syllabus provides more detailed information about the types of activities, timelines, and completion expectations participants should expect.
Please note this course is offered asynchronously online. All activity, assignments, and communication take place online in HuskyCT. There are deadlines for assignments to be passed in, but participants are never required to meet online at the same time and there are no in person meetings. EOL is a non-credit course. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of all assignmemnts.
To register for the next EOL course offering (Summer July 24th - August 7th, 2017) please complete the Registration Form
You will be added to the enrollment list and contacted soon thereafter with more detailed information.
Faculty Speak About EOL
Please contact eCampus