Online Learning Design

Bradley University is committed to providing an exceptional education to its students. Online courses are offered over summer and interim session and during major fall and spring terms to meet needs for flexibility for both students and faculty members. Because in-class courses differ from online-only courses, quality standards have been modified. Bradley has adopted Quality Matters (QM), a method and standards which are leading online quality measurement and assessment within higher education.

Course Development Resources and Quality Matters

This website is designed to help faculty members create and improve high-quality online classes at Bradley University. You can read more about QM standards and processes, as well as details about Bradley’s proprietary resources and toolsets as they pertain to Sakai and online course development in general in the pages associated with this website.

Online Course Development Grant Opportunities

Bradley’s Office of Summer and Interim Sessions, Division of Learning Design and Technology, and Center for Teaching Excellence and Learning have partnered to provide grants to support faculty in designing, improving, and teaching online courses. 

Workshops are offered at the novice, intermediate, and advanced levels, plus a new option is being offered this year for faculty who are undecided in their role in online teaching.

Bradley’s 2017 – 2018 Faculty Development Grants for Designing, Improving, and Teaching Online Courses include these opportunities:

  • Workshop for Exploring Online Education May 14 – 20, 2018 (Exploring)
  • Online Course Design Institute June 4 – 8, 2018 (Novice)
  • Online Course Improvement Workshop March 2 or April 27 plus May 15 and 17, 2018 (Intermediate)
  • Workshops for Experienced Online Teachers (5 options available), March 12 – 18 or March 14 – 16, 2018 (Advanced)

Click the link for full details and application.  The application deadline is February 1, 2018.

If you have questions, please email Barbra Kerns.