UPCOMING TRAINING

ON-LINE TEACHING

FACULTY RESOURCES

GSAMS ROOM SCHEDULING PROCEDURE

PROPOSAL FOR ON-LINE COURSE FORM

STATE UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA DISTANCE & DISTRIBUTED EDUCATION CENTER

Upcoming DDE Training

Group Workshops

Several group workshops are scheduled each term for faculty on a variety of topics. These sessions are developed and delivered by DDEC staff. The DDEC also encourages experienced distance faculty to take part in giving these presentations (let us know if you'd like to be a presenter). Most sessions are held in the Distance Learning Lab in the College of Education. UWG faculty or students may receive group or individual training and assistance on using or maximizing use of WebCT for on-line courses. Sessions are conducted by distance learning staff and are held in the DDE / Honors Computer Lab in the Honors House or other labs on campus. These workshops are offered for all levels of WebCT expertise. Click here to access a more complete listing & schedule of upcoming group workshops.

Custom Workshops

If you're department needs specialized training for WebCT or distance teaching, DDEC staff can provide this service with just a few days notice. Contact the DE Center (distance@westga.edu) for more information.

One-on-One Training

One-on-one assistance and training for online instructors, particularly in the use of WebCT, is available by appointment. These sessions are held in the DDEC Lab in the Honors House. Contact the DE Center (distance@westga.edu) to register.

Dr. D Housecalls

The DDEC has begun offering "housecalls" to faculty who need assistance with distance learning. Stacey Rowland & Christy Talley will be available to visit faculty in their offices on Monday and Wednesday mornings by appointment. Visits will be limited to 30-minutes. Support will be limited to providing assistance with WebCT course tools, demos of technologies and software (such as HorizonLive, Impatica, etc), basic course evaluation, and improvement. Faculty who need immediate assistance should still contact the distance learning helpline. Those who need in-depth training should attend weekly workshops (http://distance.westga.edu/workshops.html) or seek one-on-one training in the DDEC lab at the Honors House. To schedule a housecall, call the DDEC at (678-839-6248) or e-mail distance@westga.edu. Please indicate whether you want assistance with WebCT course tools, technology demos, or an evaluation of your course.

Final Steps: Preparing Yourself for Distance Learning

After completing appropriate training, all faculty are encouraged to work with and observe an experienced faculty member for at least one semester before teaching a distance learning course. The distance learning office also has a library of videotapes and books that you can use to further prepare yourself for distance instruction. Contact the DE Center (distance@westga.edu) for more information.