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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.
  • shares alternative teaching models for continuing classes when inclement weather or other circumstances make it difficult to meet face-to-face.

We offer a group training class in the fall, spring, and summer. Contact facultyonline@american.edu for information on upcoming classes.



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.

Trained Faculty

View the list of Faculty trained to teach online at American University. This list is updated at the end of each semester.

To teach conventional online or hybrid classes at AU, faculty must successfully complete the CTRL course. Specialized programs (such as the Washington College of Law and the PMBA program) and vendor-partnered degrees receive separate trainings.

Course Development Grant

Course Development Grant Guidelines and Process
A course development grant may 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 during summer semesters. Any faculty member who has not previously received an online course development grant is invited to apply through the Provost's Office Online Faculty Resources page.

More Information

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

Trained Faculty

An updated list of faculty trained to teach online and/or hybrid classes at American University.

View the list


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