The recent increase in demand for online education has forced many colleges and universities to adopt measures to ensure the quality of online offerings. To meet this challenge, Sacred Heart University has developed a unique Digital Learning Faculty Certification Program (DLFCP) to provide faculty training in the development and delivery of online courses. The DLFCP is an 8-week, modular program offered entirely online to our faculty 'scholars.' Each module focuses on key topics associated with the development and delivery of online courses, including instructional design for online learning, and provides faculty with an all-important student perspective and experience. At this session, we will review the curriculum of this highly successful program and discuss the challenges faced during the initial planning and development stages. We will also provide an overview of the successes we have had thus far with the program in transforming our online course offerings.
Ginzburg, E., Chepya, P. & Demers, D. (2007). Creating an Effective Training Curriculum for Faculty Who Teach Online. In T. Bastiaens & S. Carliner (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2007 (pp. 2025-2026). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.