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Technology for Online Teaching and Learning

Fall 2022 Short Course

Application Deadline: Sunday, October 23, 2022 by 11:59 pm


For instructors teaching in the online environment, using technology is a given. Even so, utilizing the full potential of technology is an important component of well-designed courses. The focus of this 6-week online course is on integrating technology for online course delivery to transform learning environments. As students in this asynchronous online Blackboard course, instructors are introduced to the how’s, when’s and why’s of technology use in the online learning environment. In addition, instructors work in a “Sandbox” course as instructors where they apply new skills and best practices. This course is a collaborative learning experience designed to give instructors an in-depth look at how to effectively teach online with technology.

Upon completion of the course, instructors will be able to:

  • Apply course design, development, and delivery best practices.
  • Examine opportunities and challenges of technology integration in teaching and learning.
  • Use various technologies and tools that support the alignment of course learning outcomes, module/unit-level objectives, assessments, instructional materials, and learning activities.
  • Apply quality standards for online courses.
  • Identify on-campus technology support resources.
  • Collaborate and network with colleagues.

Offered with support from the Office of the Provost, the goal of this course is to support and develop a community of faculty prepared to develop and teach high-quality distributed learning courses. Any faculty member (tenure-track, non-tenure-track, and adjunct faculty) who teaches as instructor of record at the University of South Carolina Columbia or Palmetto College may apply. Also, graduate student teaching and instructional assistants who are involved with online teaching may apply. This course is offered fully online and does not have any scheduled meeting times. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion.

Admission to this course is competitive and spaces are limited, so apply early. Applicants will be expected to complete 100 percent of the course activities and assignments on the appointed schedule to receive the certificate of completion.


Technology for Online Teaching and Learning will run for six weeks, starting on Wednesday, November 2 and ending on Tuesday, December 13, 2022. Course activities and assignments must be completed satisfactorily on the course due dates.


To apply, please complete the Online Application Form.

Application Deadline: Sunday, October 23, 2022 by 11:59 pm
Selected applications will be notified by Friday, October 28, 2022

For questions, contact Gloria Washington at 777-7078 or

About the Facilitator

Gloria Washington is an instructional designer at the Center for Teaching Excellence with 24 years of experience in higher education at the University of South Carolina. She serves as a co-chair for the Provost Advisory Committee for Women Initiatives (PACWI). She is a Blackboard Certified Trainer and a Blackboard Exemplary Course Program Reviewer. Washington completed the Quality Matters’ Applying the QM Rubric and Higher Education Peer Reviewer courses. Before coming to CTE, she worked in Teaching and Technology Services and as a Technology Director for the Ted Mimms Foreign Language Learning Center. Washington serves as Associate Editor for the International Journal of Innovative Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. She is the President-Elect of the Association for Distance Education and Independent Learning (ADEIL). Washington also authors the blog, Pedagogy Before Technology.  She holds a Doctor of Education, a Master of Arts in Education, and a Master of Business Administration. Her expertise is in the pedagogical use of technology to support teaching and learning. Her instructional design philosophy is “pedagogy first, technology second.”

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