Charleston School of Business Faculty & Staff Updates

Apply Today: Fall 2023 OE Readiness Course

** from Victor Ruiz, Instructional Technologist, Teaching & Learning Team**

TLT is now accepting applications for the (seven-week) Fall 2023 Online Education (OE) Readiness Course (September 27 – November 28, 2023).

"Faculty planning to teach online beginning Fall 2022 and in all future semesters must complete, or have already completed, the seven-week OE Readiness course" (Policy on Alternative Online Education Certification, 2022).

To apply today, please visit:

Top-five reasons you should complete the seven-week OE Readiness Course:

1. Receive guidance and feedback from experienced faculty mentors. The main difference between the OE Readiness Course and the self-paced OE On-Demand Express Readiness Course is mentor support. In the OE Readiness Course, you are assigned a mentor who has completed the OE Readiness Course and taught multiple online and/or hybrid courses. Your mentor will provide you with guidance and personalized feedback during every step of the course design process.

2. Leverage the comprehensive Course Planning Document (CPD) to design your course. Throughout the OE Readiness Course, you will use your CPD to map out every element of your course–syllabus, communication strategies, learning outcomes, course pathway, activities and assessments, and content delivery. And, your mentor and colleagues will offer ideas and support along the way.

3. Start building your online or hybrid course in OAKS. As you work through your CPD, you will be asked to build elements of your course in an OAKS development course created just for you. Not only will this allow you to become more familiar with some of the tools and features in OAKS, but it will also allow you to easily copy these components into your real course when you’re ready.

4. Learn tips, strategies, and tools from your colleagues. Throughout the OE Readiness Course, you’ll have the opportunity engage in whole-class and small-group discussion on best practices relating to pedagogy and course design. The best part is, you’ll be able to revisit these discussions, for ideas and resources, forever.

5. Ask questions and get answers. Whether you have an OAKS question, pedagogical question, course design question, or (really) any question, your course facilitator, instructional technologist, mentor, and colleagues are always quick to provide an answer or direct you to the best resource(s). Our goal is to help you feel comfortable and confident designing your online or hybrid course.

To apply, today, please visit:

The deadline to apply is August 7, 2023.Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by August 21, 2023.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chris Meshanko.

Erika LeGendre • June 26, 2023

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