Online Express Training


The Online Express (OE) training at Prince George’s Community College is open to all PGCC full-time and adjunct faculty members. 


There are two Online Express training programs; the first prepares new online faculty to teach an existing online or hybrid course, and the second program prepares faculty to develop a brand new online or hybrid course.


Please review the details below to know which program meets your needs:


Faculty Preparation for new online faculty who are scheduled to teach an existing online or hybrid course

 

New Course Development for experienced faculty who are scheduled to develop and deliver a new online or hybrid course



 

ONLINE EXPRESS FACULTY PREPARATION TRAINING PROGRAM

Faculty Preparation for new online faculty who are scheduled to teach an existing online or hybrid course.


Faculty Preparation Overview
New faculty who are scheduled to teach an existing online or hybrid course will be identified by their department chair for participation in the Online Express (OE) Faculty Preparation training program. Following chair recommendation and confirmation by eLearning Services, the faculty member will receive instructions on how to register in Cornerstone for this online training. The registration must be approved by the department chair.


Upon chair approval, the faculty member will be enrolled into the appropriate Blackboard course in order to complete the OE Faculty Preparation training program. This program is a 10- to 12-hour online learning experience. The goal of this program is to prepare new online faculty to modify and teach an existing online or hybrid course.

Faculty will learn about online pedagogy, best practices in online learning, effective online course management, elements of the Quality Matters rubric, and PGCC essentials for using Blackboard. The faculty member will also have the experience of being an online learner. The training consists of the following:

 

  • Online Modules (10-12 hours of facilitated and self-directed learning modules)

All new faculty who complete the OE Faculty Preparation training must have the modified online or hybrid course reviewed by eLearning Services before it opens to students. The updated online or hybrid course must be submitted for review no later than two (2) weeks before the course is scheduled to be available to students in any given semester. This review is critical to the training program and ensures that all development guidelines have been met.



Online Express Faculty Preparation Registration Process

 

  • Department Chairs receive a “call for action” to submit new online faculty names, and online or hybrid course information, for the OE faculty training program.
  • eLearning Services confirms faculty and course information submitted; follows up with chairs as needed.
  • Faculty participating in the program will receive instructions from eLearning Services on how to register in Cornerstone.
  • The Department Chair must approve faculty registration in Cornerstone.
  • Following chair approval, eLearning Services will notify Faculty of their enrollment into the appropriate Blackboard course

Online Express Faculty Preparation Training Schedule

Faculty scheduled to teach existing online or hybrid course in: Chairs submit Faculty, Course Information Faculty Register in Cornerstone Chairs Approve Registration in Cornerstone by Training Period Course Review Period
To teach in SPRING or SUMMER 2020 semester: September 2, 2019
September 4, 2019 September 10, 2019 September 16 - October 4, 2019 2 weeks prior to date when the course will be available to students.
October 7, 2019 October 9, 2019 October 15, 2019 October 21-November 8, 2019

 

Online Express Faculty Preparation Stipend Requirements

Format Description Stipend
Stipends are paid to faculty who complete the 10- to 12-hour training program AND teach the online or hybrid course.
The stipend will be paid at the end of the semester the course is delivered.
Online  All online instruction, no on-campus classroom meetings. All course materials delivered online. $500
Hybrid Combines online instruction and on-campus classroom meetings. Course materials coordinate online and on-campus instruction. $250

 

 


NEW ONLINE OR HYBRID COURSE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

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Online and Hybrid Course Development Update
Please check this page frequently for the updated timeline.

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The New Course Development program is designed for faculty who are developing a new online or hybrid course. Faculty who have not taught online at the College will be required to attend the Online Express Faculty Preparation Training Program before beginning new online or hybrid course development. All course development is to be completed one year prior to offering the course.


New Online or Hybrid Course Development Overview

All new online and hybrid course development will be completed in accordance with the Quality Matters (QM) 2018 rubric (6th ed.). Faculty developers who do not have experience with the 2018 rubric will be required to complete a QM rubric overview prior to developing a new online or hybrid course.

Is My Course Suitable for Online Format?

When considering what course(s) your department would like to develop as a new online or hybrid offering, it is important to consider the following factors:

  • Does the course currently exist in an on-campus format?
  • Is course content, learning activities, and student assessments conducive to online or hybrid delivery? For example, if hands-on learning or assessment is required, the hybrid format may be more suitable.

New Course Development Application Process

  • Complete the New Course Development Application. All faculty interested in participating in the New Online or Hybrid Course Development program, must complete the New Course Development application.
  • Obtain approval signatures from Department Chair and Dean. The New Course Development application is reviewed, approved, and signed by the Department Chair and Dean.
  • Submit the approved, completed application to eLearning Services.
  • Upon application approval, the faculty member develops the new course in accordance with the New Course Development guidelines.
  • The New Course Development program does not include required on-campus meetings; rather, it is a structured program with set due dates and required development milestones. The faculty developer must adhere to the scheduled deadlines for course development assignments and course review meetings to ensure course review and approval.
  • All newly developed online and hybrid courses must successfully meet the final review conducted by eLearning Services. This review serves to ensure all development guidelines have been met.

 
New Online or Hybrid Course Development Stipend Information

Format Description Stipend

 

All stipends granted during semester approved for New Course Development Program.
Online  All online instruction, no on-campus classroom meetings.  All course materials developed to be delivered online. 3 ECH
Hybrid Combines online instruction and on-campus classroom meetings. Course materials developed must coordinate online and on-campus instruction. ECH proportionate to the % of the course that will be conducted online, not to exceed 2ECH
Shared Online Two or more faculty co-teaching single online or hybrid course Based on course details, not to exceed 3ECH

 

 

New Course Development Timeline
for courses to be delivered Fall 2020

Call for Applications

September 17, 2019
Signed New Course Development Applications due to eLearning Services

October 15 - November 2
Approved Applicants Notified by eLearning Services

December 3 - 14