Enhancing the Online Learning Experience: Achieving Excellence in Course Design

Tuesday, October 3, 2023
10:05 AM - 10:35 AM


This workshop is a webinar ONLY – please do not come to the CTE office.


To attend the webinar, log-in as a guest at Enhancing the Online Learning Experience: Achieving Excellence in Course Design. This is a Blackboard Collaborate Session.


The webinar starts at 10:05 p.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the webinar at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 10:10 p.m. 


In partnership with faculty and staff from USC, the Center for Teaching Excellence has developed a set of quality standards for online courses. These standards are useful for various purposes, such as conducting self-reviews of courses, designing online courses, assisting faculty with course design, and conducting internal peer reviews by units. This session offers an opportunity to learn about the standards and explore ways to leverage them in order to design exceptional online courses.


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Aisha Haynes
Assistant Director
Center for Teaching Excellence

Aisha Haynes is the Assistant Director at the USC Center for Teaching Excellence. She oversees the CTE's Instructional Design team. Haynes is a certified Quality Matters Peer and Master Reviewer and has earned Online Teaching certifications from the Online Learning Consortium. She teaches an online Computer Applications in Business course for Palmetto College. Her research interests include: instructional design in online learning environments, online course accessibility, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and collaboration and engagement in online learning environments. Haynes is active on state and national committees related to instructional design, online learning, and accessibility.