Exploring Online Learning (EOL): Overview
Exploring Online Learning (EOL) is a two-week asynchronous online short course that provides an opportunity for faculty to experience an online learning environment from the student's perspective while gaining foundational knowledge about the design and development of online courses. The course is facilitated by eCampus staff and offered four times a year. Refer to the chart below to determine the best session for you.
|If you are teaching online in:||You should enroll in EOL during the:|
|Summer Session||Previous Fall|
|Fall Semester||Previous Winter or Spring|
|Winter Session||Spring or Summer|
|Spring Semester||Spring or Summer|
(Note: 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. Priority will be given to faculty teaching online course.)
EOL Learning Objectives
Upon completion of EOL, 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
(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, time lines, 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 short course. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of all assignments.
Please contact eCampus@uconn.edu with any questions.
Questions? Please contact eCampus