“Online courses” provide instruction independent of time and location (asynchronous). Rather than meeting in a classroom, courses that are taught completely via the Internet.
“Hybrid Technology Intensive (HTI) courses” make intensive use of online and offline technologies to such an extent that the schedule of class meetings is altered (e.g., meet 3 hours a week for a 4-credit course). Even if online assignments/tools are used regularly, unless the schedule of class meetings is changed, the course is not considered to be an HTI.
Designing, developing and teaching quality courses online requires specific knowledge and skills. In order to ensure that instructors in the College of LLL have the necessary and updated skills and become better informed of the support available to them, the College of LLL requires that instructors who teach online at UH Mānoa for the first time or have not taught online in the last 2 years
- submit the fully developed online course for review at least 6 weeks before the course is scheduled to start, or
- earn a badge from the Center for Language & Technology representing basic knowledge and skillsets for online course design and teaching prior to teaching online for the first time.
- September (a specific date will be announced each semester) for the next Summer and Fall term, and
- February or early March (a specific date will be announced each semester) for the next Spring term.