The Office of Distance Learning and Student Services works with colleges and universities to develop and offer high quality professional development programs for faculty, instructional designers and other education professionals.
The Teaching Online Preparation Toolkit (TOPkit) website is a comprehensive resource that provides the postsecondary community with the essential elements required to ensure a very high quality online faculty development program, including a sample course that may be imported into any learning management system and then customized. The site went live on Feb. 1, 2017 along with an active community of practice for asking questions or sharing effective practices with colleagues in faculty development roles.
Instructional Designer Network
The Instructional Designer Network supports the development of high quality online learning experiences for Sunshine State students. The community shares research and best practices, sponsors events and creates collaborative opportunities to help instructional designers gain the knowledge and skills to assist faculty incorporate new technologies into instruction.