Online Teaching Certification

Faculty and adjuncts are to be fully certified prior to teaching online. Gallaudet University certification for online teaching is granted through the Office of Distance Education after the completion of the following GU-online teaching training program. To be certified by Gallaudet University, all completion certificates of the following workshops are to be sent to the GU Office of Education Director at mary.weiner@gallaudet.edu.

Faculty new to online teaching can start the certificate program by taking the GU e-curriculum training. Click on the following links to sign up for the workshops. They do not need to be taken in any particular order.

Warning: If you fail to complete the Quality Matters & Online Learning Consortium (OLC, formerly Sloan-C) workshops and need to retake, you will be expected to pay the fee when you register directly with the organization offering the workshop.

The OLC Online Teaching Certificate program, separate from the GU Online Teaching Certificate Program, is not available through Gallaudet University; but anyone can register for it on their own.

Gallaudet University Online Teaching Training Program

  • Required GU e-curriculum training: a self-paced online training developed by Gallaudet Technology Services on how to use the institution's learning management system and technology tools. You can test out of this training by having your Blackboard course reviewed and passed by the Gallaudet e-Learning office. See the eCurriculum checklist for what is needed in the course before submitting it for review.

                  Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (2-week online workshop)

A facilitated workshop on how to apply the Quality Matters Rubric when developing your online course. Expect to spend up to 20 hours a week doing course activities.

        New to Online: The Essentials (8-day online workshop)
An essential component of successful online teaching is experiencing online learning for yourself. Gain important online learning experience as you explore critical differences between teaching online and face-to-face, including faculty and student expectations, role adjustments, and course design. Your explorations will include research-based readings and discussions with other new online teachers. This exploration will culminate in a quiz that will help you focus your future online teaching skills and knowledge explorations. Objectives: Describe differences in course design, roles, and expectations for online courses. Explain relevant research impacting course design, roles, and expectations in online courses.
  • Elective OLC workshop: you may sign up for additional OLC workshops although the above three training requirements are all you need to be certified by the Office of Distance Education.

Peer Reviewer Certification Program

Interested in becoming a Peer Reviewer for Gallaudet University? The Office of Distance Education will provide $250 stipend for every course review.  First you need to successfully complete the Quality Matters Applying the Rubric workshop. Find out what you need to do next to be a peer reviewer at the Peer Reviewer Agreement & Course Application site.

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