The Teaching Online Program (TOP) is an immersive, two-strand online program for instructors who want to enhance their online teaching and learning skills. Spanning over six weeks, each strand of the program is designed to offer theoretical, practical and personalized experience.
In the TOP program's first strand, participants work individually and in small groups, spending most of their time on discussions, activities and some scheduled live synchronous events. Participants work through the program as a cohort, exploring a variety of technologies and strategies for enhancing online learning and contemplating how online teaching and learning relates to their own contexts. Topics covered in TOP I include exploring online learning, online student assessment and planning online activities.
Successful completion of TOP I is required before continuing to TOP II. Each strand is designed to give participants flexibility, practical skills and knowledge in developing and teaching an online course in higher education.