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Distance Ed Help for Faculty: Teaching online classes at SRJC
The District supports Distance Education as a viable alternative to traditional face-to-face learning, complementing campus-based classes and broadening student access to a wide range of courses that might otherwise prove difficult or impossible to attend in a classroom setting due to constraints of time and distance.
For these purposes, an online class is defined as one in which 51 percent or more of the material is delivered via the Internet.
Before a course can be delivered as an online class, the appropriate instructional department must submit a Distance Education proposal for that course to the Curriculum office, and that proposal must then be approved by the Curriculum Review Committee. Upon approval of the DE proposal, the course becomes permanently available for online delivery by any instructor as the department sees fit.
Not sure if a course has already been approved for online delivery? Check with the Curriculum office.
After a course has been approved for online delivery, it's up to the department to determine which sections will be delivered online, and which instructors will teach those sections, based on guidelines developed by the department. In particular, some departments might require a certificate of online special expertise; check with your department for details.
In all cases, the instructor is required to use SRJC's Distance Education resources, such as CATE or Moodle, to host and run an online class.
Before creating or teaching a class using any online courseware management system, the instructor should undergo training in the system in order to become proficient in that online courseware environment.
The instructor will probably want to have experience as a student in one or more online classes before attempting to develop and teach an online class. (See also CSKLS 334 "How to Take an Online Class.")
Finally, under all circumstances, before a particular instructor can be scheduled to teach a particular course online for the first time, his or her Web-based materials for that class must be inspected and approved for compliance with all federal, state, and district accessibility laws and regulations. (See also more information about accessibility compliance.)
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