TeachOnline@UW just finished its fourth year of helping UW-Madison instructors design and teach fully online courses.
Since its inception, 135 faculty and instructors have completed TeachOnline@UW, which combines online courses with discussions about implementing research-based best practices for course design and teaching. The program has two courses that put instructors in the role of the online students they teach. The first focuses on planning and designing an online course, while the second centers on course facilitation and management. Participants may complete one or both courses.
A recent culmination event celebrated the success of the 41 instructors who completed the program this year. Six recent graduates of the program shared how the experience has helped them enhance their online teaching, and two alumni from the first cohort explained how they’ve applied what they learned to high-enrollment online courses.