Introduction to Teaching Online
The Instructional Technology Department offers a 5 week Introduction to Online Teaching course to Butler faculty who have been identified as potential online instructors. If you are interested in taking this course, complete the application, have it signed by your dean and return it to our department at least two weeks before the workshop is scheduled to begin. Please read the Introduction to Teaching Online Participant Guidelines for further information.
This course is delivered completely online using ANGEL - the course management system Butler uses for all online instruction. Each session is limited to 15 "students".
You will never have to meet face to face. All work may be conveniently completed in your office or at home. Activities are assigned for each unit but may be completed on your time schedule within the course of each week..
If you are interested in teaching an online course or a blended course for Butler, completion of this online course is required.
Enrolling, participating and completing the course allows you, the "student", to experience what online education is all about. You will review class lectures, notes and labs online, engage in both synchronous and asynchronous discussions, take self-quizzes and tests, send assignments via dropboxes and develop your own course pages and activities.
The purpose of this course is twofold:
Six main topics are introduced in the course:
The textbook does not contain information on creating web pages, but skill in this area will enhance the look and feel of any web-based course. Therefore, students will be asked to create 3 to 4 simple web pages using the HTML Editor in ANGEL.
TEXT: A Fieldbook for Community College Online Instructors
Butler faculty may check out one of several copies from:
Linda Wapelhorst, BOA Rm. 5107N, 316.218.6202, firstname.lastname@example.org
or Meg McGranaghan, BOE Rm. 647, 316-733-3345, email@example.com.
The Instructional Technology Department offers the course each semester:
Contact Linda Wapelhorst, firstname.lastname@example.org, to register for Introduction to Teaching Online.
Instructional Technology Staff
The course may also be taken by non-Butler faculty with the tuition price of $200.