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This article provides a description of the TLT program WeTeach. The article is intended for all audiences interested in online course design.
WeTeach: Online Course Design
WeTeach is a program consisting of two courses, WeTeach Foundations and WeTeach Advanced. This program helps instructors design high quality online learning experiences by developing their own skills and designing their courses to meet or exceed an accepted quality standard. Currently, Quality Matters standards and review process are used throughout and integrated into every session. Instructors who participate in the WeTeach sessions will be able to develop online courses that will meet QM standards. Whether they decide to pursue QM recognition is entirely up to them. In the past three years nearly 25 WSU courses have received Quality Matters recognition.
WeTeach Foundations is intended for instructors who are new to online teaching and who have not participated in the foundational workshops in the past, this group will work through seven foundation modules over the course of about seven weeks. Pre-requsite knowledge for this course includes using D2L core tools including dropbox, quizzes, grade book, content, and discussion boards. There will be seven, one-hour sessions in our virtual classroom offered every week. For more information WeTeach Foundations
WeTeach Advanced is intended for instructors who have already participated in the WeTeach Foundations or have taught online before. This workgroup will focus on designing or re-designing your course to meet all QM standards. This will be about pedagogy not technology. You can expect to meet face-to-face at least five times as a group before dividing into one on one meetings. At the end of this course you can select to have TLT review your course, report on each standard (met or not met), provide you with a detailed report of how you might improve the “not-met” standards, and create an action plan to implement those improvements. Once your course has met QM standards in this internal review, we will help you submit the course for an external review if you wish to do so. One-on-one meetings will be conducted to complete this track of the WeTeach program. Although this can be accomplished in a semester, we will continue to work with you as long as it takes. For more information WeTeach Advanced