Teaching Online Prep Program (TOPP) – Spring 2018

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Date(s) - 01/29/2018 - 03/23/2018
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Teaching Online Prep Program

Teaching Online Prep Program (TOPP) is an 8-week, entirely online, asynchronous faculty workshop that helps faculty in building an online class.  Faculty will experience being an online student while learning to design: instructor presence, a learning community, and a course that meets the rules and regulations of Distance Education.

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Learning Outcomes

After participating in TOPP, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify and explain the pros and cons of online teaching.
  2. Identify effective pedagogical strategies for online teaching.
  3. Identify key federal, state, and ACCJC requirements in distance education.
  4. Create a Laulima course site that promotes learning.
  5. Design effective student-centered learning activities to address different learning styles.
  6. Integrate Web 2.0 tools to enhance a Laulima course site.
  7. Identify and implement accessibility and copyright.
  8. Design and develop methods to build a learning community.
  9. Demonstrate basic facilitation skills in an online classroom.


  • Week 1 – Introduction to teaching online, Important rules & regulations
  • Week 2-3 – Planning the weeks/modules & activities
  • Week 4 – Laulima’s core & communication tools
  • Week 5 – Developing the content
  • Week 6-7 Assessment tools, Enhance with Web 2.0 tools
  • Week 8 – Building a learning community, Facilitation skills

Apply Online

TOPP is an ongoing workshop.  The next round of TOPP will begin on January 29, 2018, and end on March 23, 2018.

Apply now!  Fill out an APPLICATION FORM by January 12, 2018.


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