Center for Online Learning
Georgia Southern University

Center for Online Learning

The Center for Online Learning assists selected faculty with the development and delivery of quality online courses that support online degree programs at Georgia Southern University. The faculty receive technological and pedagogical training, consultation, and ongoing support.

Professional Development Opportunities

Teaching Online Track

The Online Learning Track prepares faculty to teach and develop online courses.

Quality Matters Track

The Quality Matters Track prepares faculty to review online courses

Teaching Online Certificate

Prerequisite: None

Certification is a two-step process. First, participants take a five-week online class on course design and delivery. Second, participants complete two mandatory, one-hour, face-to-face workshops

Participants who complete the five-week, online workshop receive a Teaching Online certificate from the COL.

  • Stipend: No
  • Timeline: 1 semester

Registration begins August 1.

Applying the QM Rubric (APPQMR)

Prerequisite: None

APPQMR prepares participants to review online courses as part of a peer review team. APPQMR is one of two courses needed to become a certified Peer Reviewer for Quality Matters.

Participants who complete the one-day, face-to-face workshop receive a certificate from Quality Matters.

  • Stipend: Yes
  • Timeline: 1 day (7.5 hours)

Sign up for Applying the QM Rubric.

Course Design Program

Prerequisite: Teaching Online Certificate

Each semester the COL accepts proposals from qualified faculty to design an online course under the guidance of the COL. Participants will also choose and complete two technical workshops.

  • Stipend: Yes
  • Timeline: 1 semester

Proposals will be accepted starting November 1 for the Spring 2016 semester.

QM Course Review Program

Prerequisite: None

Each semester the COL accepts proposals from departments to nominate an online course for review. The Course Review Program requires the participation of four department faculty.

  • Stipend: Yes
  • Timeline: 2 or 3 semesters

Submit a QM Course Review Program proposal.

What Else Can We Do For You?

  • Support academic departments with online program development and quality assurance planning.
  • Help departments create custom Folio templates for online programs.
  • Provide consultation on best practice for online course design and delivery.
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Center for Online Learning : : Henderson Library, Suite 1303 : : (912) 478-0049