To assist in the training and professional development of faculty new to teaching online, Sacred Heart University established the Digital Learning Faculty Certificate Program. This 8-week online cohort program provides faculty with best practices for teaching online, including instructional design, effective online communication and appropriate use of technological tools. Now in its third year, the Digital Learning Faculty Certificate Program has been successful in providing a mechanism to prepare faculty to better meet the challenges of teaching online.
Ginzburg, E., Peter Chepya and David Demers. "The Digital Learning Faculty Certificate Program." International Journal on E-Learning 9.3 (2010): 313-324.