"Teaching online can be as exciting as teaching in the classroom. With tools and practices that foster student engagement and interaction,anyone teaching online is enabled to be both: a guide on the side and a sage on the stage."
D. Kliger

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Spring 2013 Semester


dkligerI'm happy to announce that the recently launched 20 hours Certificate in Virtual Teaching Program is now also being offered as an online non-credit program. Dates and registration information are listed below the program description.

Dominique Kliger, Ph.D.
Assistant V.P. and
Distance Learning and Summer Programs Director

Certificate in Virtual Teaching Program

This 20 hour Virtual Teaching Certificate Program was designed to assist anyone who is new to online teaching strategies, but would like to start teaching online and hybrid courses in future semesters. The program was designed to assist future online teachers to expand their knowledge on topics such as:

1. When to adopt synchronous versus asynchronous class activities

2. How to choose from the vast array of online technologies available at Temple for online teaching

3. Understand how students behave, and learn in the online learning environment

4. How to create online course assessment activities

5. Utilizing social media

6. Best practices to engage online students

7. Items to include in online course syllabus

8. Online course design

9. Teaching strategies best practices

10.Hands on practice with virtual learning environments


This program will be offered over 4 Wednesdays: Feb. 6,13,20, and 27, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The price of the program is $375.00. To register, please click on the link below:



If you are new to Temple University and our online teaching initiatives, I'd encourage you to read more about the
NUTN Shirley Davis Award
received by Prof. Ruth Farber in 2010 and
by Prof. Catherine Schifter (honored mention award) in 2011. To view
the institutional video sponsored by Temple's Distance Learning Program
for the NUTN award ceremony, please click on Prof. Farber's video image.


Prof. Ruth Farber
College of Health Professions: Rehabilitation Sciences

Prof. Catherine Schfter receiving congratulations from Valerie Gay.
College of Education




Office of Distance and Summer Programs
671 Ritter Annex, 1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19122
Phone: 215-204-2712 | Fax: 215-204-2666 | Email: online@temple.edu