SVSU faculty are encouraged to pursue Instructional Design professional development opportunities both on and off campus.
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There is a rich array of instructional technology, software development and course design training available from various SVSU departments and staff.
The VSpace office offers a full range of VSpace training, from beginning to advanced levels. Training can be obtained in-person via workshops or one-on-one sessions, or may be completed online.
The Instructional Technology Development Lab (C154) and the Student Technology Center (library, 2nd fl.) can assist in a variety of capacities to enhance your online teaching skills.
The software utilized for such projects are cross-platform and multi-browser compliant. For training or assistance, call the ITD Lab, 989-964-7471 or the Student Technology Center (989.964.2299) for the following:
Internet librarian staff are available to assist faculty with several aspects of online course delivery:
Additionally, SVSU recommends the Quality Matters project to faculty seeking a guide or rubric for creating quality online courses.
The Quality Matters program created an inter-institutional continuous improvement model for assessing and assuring the quality of online courses.
QM identified 40 elements, distributed across eight broad standards and based on research literature and national standards, shown to positively impact student learning. These elements were then incorporated into a rubric and weighted from 1 (important) to 3 (essential).
For details regarding this excellent rubric/guide, see the Quality Matters website .