Online Course Development

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About the Program

Online Course Development (OCD) is the completely redeveloped program dedicated to teaching instructors how to create, revise, or facilitate an online or hybrid course. The course is for instructors who want to learn how to teach online.

What Are Online and Hybrid Courses?

Online 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

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
  • Course organization
  • Technology integration
  • Communication strategies
  • Alternative assessments
  • and more.

Time and Workload

Online Course Development runs as a fully online 9 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.

How can I participate?

The Application to Participate is a fillable form. Please click the link below to download it to your computer or open it in your web browser. 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 in L244.

The Application to Participate is currently closed as the Spring 2020 group is underway.  Please check back again for the Fall 2020 application.  As a reminder, all applications and master course outlines must be received several weeks prior to the session.


One group will run during the Spring 2020 semester, with a maximum of 12 participants.

The start date for the Spring is February 10, 2020, ending on April 12, 2020.

If you would like to join, please submit the Application to Participate. All applications and master course outlines must be received by December 13, 2019.

Availability is limited and is treated on a first-come, first-serve basis.



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