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Blended Learning Toolkit

Free, open resource from University of Central Florida, this Blended Learning Toolkit helps educational institutions interested in developing or expanding their blended learning initiatives. Based upon proven research and informed by practical experience, the elements of the Toolkit will offer guidance, examples, professional development, and other resources to help you prepare your own blended learning courses and programs. MOOCs offered frequently.

Distance Education Professional Development

Professional Certificate in Online Education offered by the University of Wisconsin in self-paced format will help you apply proven strategies to enhance your knowledge, skill, and credibility in teaching online.  The certificate models a principles-to-practice approach. Course content reflects only the most reliable, research-based knowledge in the field of online education, which is then translated into practical strategies for instructors and designers.

Instructors, Planning to Develop an Online Course?

For most online classes, 12-18 months is not too soon to begin development.  Under normal circumstances, the application should be submitted at least 6 months before registration starts.  The application involves getting signatures from department chairs, deans, and the Provost in case there are available funds or grants for course development, or a new course may help contribute to an existing online program.

For more specific information regarding the REACH design and development process, refer to the Distance Learning Handbook. The Online Course Proposal Form is under review.

Principles of Good Practice

All online courses offered at UT Permian Basin should comply with the Principles of Good Practice for Electronically Offered Academic Degree and Certificate Programs from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).

The UT Permian Basin Principles of Good Practice for Electronically-Based Course Checklist and Agreement form is provided for faculty to complete to demonstrate adherence to the Principles. 

The Quality Checklist is a brief rundown of items REACH looks for in each course developed to ensure the quality of online courses remain high at UTPB.  The list is not all inclusive, but references many standards that are research based or required.   

Real-Time Video Transcription

Learn how to transcribe your videos as you are recording them. In this example, we will look at using Mix, a free Microsoft add-on for PowerPoint to record slide audio. Check out the video here: