Filippelli Institute for e-Education and Online Learning
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Teaching Online

Teaching Online

Online Teaching Support

Our instructional designers have expertise in online pedagogy and will assist you in learning how to teach online throughout the design, development, and course piloting phases. Additionally, each time you teach a course developed by the Filippelli Institute, an instructional designer will be assigned to answer your questions or concerns and will support your course throughout the semester.

Jaime Brown, Assistant Teaching Professor of Economics, describes Best Practices for Online Teaching​, including tips on how to engage and empathize with World Campus students, providing prompt, clear, and helpful responses to student questions, and more.

Customized Workshops

The Filippelli Institute can customize professional development workshops based on departmental needs. Prior workshop topics have included:

  • Canvas Remote Teaching
  • Fostering Engagement
  • Digital Tools
  • Adapting Assessments to a Remote Teaching Environment

Please contact Wendy Mahan, Director of Learning Design, with any requests.

World Campus Opportunities

Penn State University offers faculty development opportunities throughout the year. New instructors should consider completing OL 2000: Essentials of Online Teaching, the first of three courses in the Foundations for Online Teaching Certificate offered through the World Campus. Additional certificate program topics include:

  • The Learner and Learning Certificate (6 courses)
  • Instructional Practice Certificate (5 courses)
  • Online Course Authoring Certificate (4 courses)
  • Professional Practice Certificate (in development)

IT Learning and Development

IT Learning and Development (ITLD) is a one stop shop for technology training at Penn State University. ITLD offers a variety of live training sessions on topics such as:

  • Canvas
  • Kaltura
  • Zoom
  • Office 365

ITLD offers various asynchronous learning paths if you prefer to learn on your own. Each learning path is self-paced with no deadlines.

For more information on ITLD offerings please visit the IT Learning and Development website.