Online Course Development (OCD) is an intensive program dedicated to teaching instructors how to create and facilitate an online or hybrid course. The course is for instructors who want to learn how to teach in a distance education environment.
What Are Online and Hybrid Courses?
Ideally, online courses are delivered entirely via the Internet, and students can complete the courses without attending face-to-face classes. An online course is one in which Moraine Valley professors use the learning management system to deliver all content, facilitate interpersonal communication (faculty-student and student-student communication), collect all student work, and assess student performance. An online course may require a face-to-face orientation, a placement test session on campus or exams to be taken on campus or possibly at a proctored test site approved by the instructor. Online courses are not self-paced. Online courses have some flexibility; however, students must adhere to due dates and other requirements. The academic learning outcomes of courses are the same regardless of delivery method.
Hybrid courses are taught partially online and partially face-to-face. In a hybrid course, face-to-face seat time is reduced by providing a significant portion of the instruction via the Internet. Hybrid courses have class sessions and activities that must be completed via the Internet as well as class sessions that require attendance in a face-to-face setting. Hybrids are traditional delivery courses in which faculty meet students face-to-face at least one-third of the contact hours of the course. Therefore, hybrid courses deliver up to two-thirds of course instruction online with the remainder occurring face-to-face. The academic learning outcomes of courses are the same regardless of delivery method.
What’s in the program?
The differences between traditional face-to-face learning and online/hybrid learning
Copyright and licensing
Universal design for learning and accessibility
Instructional models and theories
Time and Workload
Online Course Development runs as a fully online 8-week course, with an average of 3 hours of work per week. The content is phased in over the weeks of the course, allowing individuals to work up to one week ahead at any given time. Tasks occur on a weekly basis with due dates assigned.
The Application to Participate is a fillable form. When the application is available, click the button link below to download it to your computer and open it in Microsoft Word. Please review and complete all items within the application, print it, obtain your master course outline, plus your Department Chair’s and Dean’s signatures, and return the application & outline to the Center for Teaching and Learning via email as outlined in the application.
In lieu of physical signatures, we are permitting emails of permission from your Department Chair and Dean. If permission is obtained by email, please forward these messages of permission along with your application.
As a reminder, completed applications, relevant permissions, and master course outlines must be received when submitted. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
APRIL 2022 program is full.
The application period for the fall 2022 cohort will open on Wednesday, October 5, 2022.
Applications are due no later than Tuesday, October 11, 2022.
The Fall 2022 program begins on Monday, October 17, 2022