As part of the initiative to promote a student-centered University, the CETL provides resources and professional growth opportunities to faculty on enhancing instructional practice, integrating technology, and promoting essential student skills. Another initiative from the University is the creation of online or hybrid courses that enrich the students’ learning experiences and expand the learning from the traditional walls to anywhere and at any time.
Fundamentals of Online Training (F.o.O.T.) is a six-week online certification class covering the basic principles of online teaching. Faculty who wish to teach online or hybrid classes at Texas Wesleyan University must obtain certification by completing course requirements. The CETL maintains a list of certified faculty.
Upcoming F.o.O.T. Sessions:
|SP 2020||Feb. 24 - Apr. 17|
|SU 2020||June 1 - July 24|
|FA 2020||Sept. 7 - Oct. 23|
For more information about the course, or to register, please contact the CETL.
The position of the CETL in the distance education initiative is to effectively train faculty in instructional methodologies, to ensure that the quality of instruction is on par with more traditional methods of instruction and that every online course meets or exceeds standards for effective online courses.
The Distance Education policy and appendices are located in the All Faculty Blackboard Organization.
The 2016 Online Instructor's Guide is intended to provide answers to frequently asked questions and information about procedures specific to the delivery of online courses. First time online instructors may want to read through this guide and refer to it often. Veteran online instructors should review the guide periodically for changes and additional information.