James Lee
Associate Director, Technology and Training
(202) 885-2285

Laura March
Online Learning Trainer and Curriculum Developer
(202) 885-6225

Online Learning Group

Online Learning Group

The Online Learning Group
  • offers training and individual consultations to faculty teaching or interested in teaching online or hybrid courses.
  • share alternative teaching models for continuing classes when inclement weather or other circumstances make it difficult to meet face-to-face.

The primary group training class takes place during the Spring, designed for faculty who have been awarded a course development grant by the Office of the Provost for teaching an online course during the Summer. Additional group training is available during the year, based upon request from individual faculty members or academic programs.



The Online Learning Group, in collaboration with the Teaching & Learning Resources Group, also offers training on emerging digital tools and platforms (such as social media) that can be used in both distance education and face-to-face classrooms.

AU Faculty who have completed training

View the list of Faculty

The list is updated at the end of each semester.

Course Development Grant

Course Development Grant Guidelines and Process
A course development grant of $3,000 per course/faculty member will be provided by the Vice Provost for Academic Administration in support of faculty development of for-credit, asynchronous, online, undergraduate and graduate courses for delivery in summer 2015. Any faculty member who has not previously received an online course development grant is invited to apply by November 15, 2014.

More Information

For information on the training courses or to request an individual consultation, please contact James Lee, Laura March, or email Faculty Online.

Online Learning Certification Requirements

 Certification for online learning

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Faculty Resources

View the list of best practices in online education, videos about online assignments and useful Blackboard links.

Online Education Tips


Check out the most recent posts on the blog about new tools and apps that you can use in your online classes. 

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Faculty Training

Faculty training course for online learning.

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