These resources are for faculty members interested in developing and teaching an online or hybrid technology intensive (HTI) course. Click on a topic to jump to a detailed section.
University of Hawai‘i resources (focus is mostly on technology)
“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” Courses making 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.
Online/HTI courses may be offered when they meet one or more of the following justification criteria:
- High enrollment potential
- Strong demand from students for an online course
- Strong or emerging market demand
- Course is part of a degree or certificate program being put entirely online
- Course is part of a grant project
Interested in converting an existing traditional face-to-face instruction course into an online/hybrid course? If so, you’ll need to follow these steps:
(a) The faculty developer is strongly advised to work in consultation with the Center for Language and Technology (CLT) to implement the Quality Guidelines for Online Courses (click here to download the guidelines) to convert the course from the traditional to online/hybrid mode.
(b) Before the course is offered, the faculty developer must turn in a form signed by the Department Chair and the CLT Director acknowledging that the course has been developed using the Quality Guidelines and has been approved by an appropriate departmental committee (click here to download the form).
(c) During or after the course is taught, the course will be reviewed by the CLT Advisory Committee using the Quality Guidelines as a baseline. The feedback will be sent to faculty, the Department Chair, and the LLL Associate Dean.
- Laulima support for faculty & staff See also “Getting Started” for information about other UH resources such as Halawai, iTunesU, SurveyShare, and StudyMate.
- UH distance learning, faculty development
- Curtis Bonk’s video introductions to topics in online teaching (University of Indiana) Includes 27 videos that cover all aspects of teaching online (recommended by Prof. Dongping Zheng in the SLS department)
- Best practices in online teaching (Penn State) Online course developed for instructors who are new to online teaching
- Distance Learning Mentoring Group (DLMG) resources (Mesa Community College, Arizona) Many links to various resources related to online course development
- Teaching Online for the First Time–The Quick Guide (Designing for learning) Includes ten best practices for teaching online, from a private consultant
- Best Practices for Online Instruction (Mesa Community College) [.pdf] A two-page summary of best practices, with links to many specific resources at Mesa CC
- Best Practice Strategies to Promote Academic Integrity in Online Education [.pdf] The final section includes a list of specific strategies for minimizing student cheating in online courses