Online Learning Faculty Resources

Rich faculty resources optimize distance education

The Distance Learning faculty and staff at Cincinnati State are highly skilled and competent at distance learning, as well as in their fields of expertise—from computer technology, the humanities, and science to education, engineering technology, and much, much more.

The College provides many best practice resources to enable instructors to design, develop, and deliver high quality distance learning College courses. Instructors also take advantage of one-on-one faculty development opportunities, as well as hands-on technical training. In addition, the College offers a variety of online services, multimedia training, and conferences related to distance education.

What’s more, a team of Cincinnati State specialists in instructional design and development work closely with faculty and staff to ensure that the College’s online courses meet student and community needs and enhance the learning experience.

Office of Online Learning Newsletter Archives

Office of Online Learning Newsletter Archive

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Cincinnati State is a Quality Matters Institution
Cincinnati State is committed to implementing the Quality Matters standards for the design of [online and/or hybrid] courses, and is systematically building and evaluating our courses based on these rigorous, research-supported standards. The Quality Matters standards assure that the online components of these courses promote learner engagement and provide students with all the tools and information they need to be successful learners.

Quality Matters at Cincinnati State Videos

Quality Matters at Cincinnati Slides

Copyright on Campus
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New Distance Education Technologies & Software Information

Take a look at some free video capturing applications.
Faculty and staff looking for ways to enhance their presence and inject their personality into their online courses should definitely consider providing video content. There are a number of free video capturing applications available on the Internet for both the Windows and the Mac operating systems.

Social Media in Online Higher Education
Implementing Live Twitter Chat Discussion Sessions

Additional Distance Education Resources

Faculty Focus
An online publication with valuable information for faculty, academic deans, and department chairs. Publishes an e-newsletter three times per week, plus a dedicated website with news and best practices on the academic issues at the forefront of higher education today.

Quality Matters (QM)
A faculty-centered, peer review-based process that is designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components. QM rubrics are downloadable.

Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository
The University of Central Florida’s (UCF) Center for Distributed Learning (CDL) offers the Teaching Online Pedagogical Repository (TOPR) as a public resource for faculty and instructional designers interested in online and blended teaching strategies. Each entry describes a strategy drawn from the pedagogical practice of online/blended teaching faculty, depicts this strategy with artifacts from actual courses, and is aligned with findings from research or professional practice literature.