Faculty Development Opportunities
Penn State offers a wealth of professional development for teaching online. An instructor who is new to online instruction should complete OL 2000: Effective Online Teaching, one of five courses in the Certificate for Online Teaching. Courses are offered on line and for no fee. Additional resources can be found at Web Learning @ Penn State. Many departments offer workshops and other resources for teaching online. Check with your department to see what is available.
Reference Manual for Online Instructors
Transitioning the Penn State academic experience to the online environment requires that our world-class Penn State instructors have the opportunity to teach both in-residence and on-line. In order to help our instructors transfer to the online environment, the Filippelli Institute has commissioned the construction of an Instructor Manual for new (or experienced) instructors teaching online courses through the World Campus. This document, which can be found below, should serve as a reference source for online instructors as they navigate the differences between residential and online education.