Some of you may remember that last summer, we ran a pilot course, along with several other VCCS colleges, to train faculty to be online instructors. The course has now been formalized as an 8-week credit course (EDU 295) which will be offered at NOVA in the second eight-weeks of the spring semester. If you are a relatively new ELI faculty member, this is the perfect way to hone your skills. If you are considering teaching for ELI or teaching online at another college, the course is also a great way to assess whether teaching online is right for you. It's an especially useful experience for any online teacher because as an online course itself, it gives you a taste of what your students experience.
If you're interested, you need to begin the registration process soon so that you can take advantage of free NOVA tuition. Contact Bob Loser (email@example.com), who will be one of the instructors for the course, for more information.