Frequently Asked Questions

How can I apply to participate in the E-Learning Fellows Program?

If you're interested in participating in the program, please talk with your department chair first.  Candidates will also be asked to complete an application since there are only 12 seats in the program.  You can click on the "Application" tab of this webpage to complete an application.  Applications will be due Monday, November 17th.

How much of a time commitment is the program?

The program is run between January and August of the calendar year.  The program consists of 8 formal group meetings.  If you're selected to participate in the program, you can expect to spend approximately 2-4 hours per week (outside of meeting time) completing assignments that will facilitate the development of an online course.  Overall, participants dedicate at least 100 hours to the E-Learning Fellows Program (between January and August).

How does the program work?

If you're selected to participate in the E-Learning Fellows Program, you'll attend 8 formal group meetings between January and May.  These sessions will walk you through building an online course, step-by-step.  Between the group meetings, you'll be building various components of an online course.  There will be 3 different check-in points along the way to ensure that you're on the right path.  After the formal programming ends in May, you'll have until August 15th to complete development of your online or hybrid course.  The course will be evaluated for quality (against a rubric) by E-Learning staff members.  The course must be taught within 2 years of completing the E-Learning Fellows Program.

Do I need to have prior experience teaching online?

No, prior online teaching experience is not required.  The Office of E-Learning will help train you on UD's Learning Management System (Isidore) and will provide guidance for building and facilitating an online course.

Do I need to teach the online course I build during the E-Learning Fellows Program?

Yes, you need to teach the online course that you build.  The course should be taught within 2 years of completion of the E-Learning Fellows Program.

Do you have other questions about the E-Learning Fellows Program?

Please contact the Office of E-Learning at (937) 229-5039 or with any questions you have about the E-Learning Fellows Program.

Program Materials

If you're selected to participate in the E-Learning Fellows Program, these materials will be provided to you free of charge.

  • Smith, Robin M. (2008). Conquering the content: A step-by-step guide to online course design. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Boettcher, J. V., and Conrad, R.M. (2010). The online teaching survival guide: Simple and practical pedagogical tips. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Logitech c310 HD Webcam
  • Plantronics USB Microphone/Headset

Get in Touch

Office of E-Learning

Roesch Library 030 
300 College Park Ave. 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1302