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Tomanek Hall, Room 161
Phone: 785-628-4194
Fax: 785-628-4043

Mon-Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Staff: Teaching Innovation and Learning Technologies Staff


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Course Development

We coordinate and oversee the design and development of online and blended/hybrid courses, in partnership with faculty course developers. This process is intended to result in high-quality learning experiences based on instructional design and cognitive processing research. Select from the links below to learn more.



The Online Course Development process is designed to develop online courses that are offered through the Virtual College. It is built around a 16 week development process. There are three types of course developments that may be initiated. A new course that has never been taught online is a Pathway I project, the most extensive development activity. Pathway II processes are for courses that have been offered online in earlier semesters but require significant revisions to accommodate new content and/or new teaching strategies and assessment activities beyond the normal "tweaks" to keep a course up-to-date. Finally, Pathway III is used to provide quality assurance evaluations for courses that may have been developed outside of the typical FHSU processes (for example, a course that was initially created at another institution). Each Pathway has its own timeline and contract requirements.

Online Course Development Info


Blended Course Development

Blended Learning Course Development process is designed for on-campus courses. Garrison and Vaughan (2008) state that "blended learning is the organic integration of thoughtfully selected and complementary face-to-face and online approaches and technologies" (p. 148). The role of the learning technology Instructional Designer is to provide expertise on technology adaption in the classroom environment. Whether you are looking to design a 'Flipped Classroom' or Social Learning Community, we would be happy to help you discover ways to to create dynamic and vital communities of inquiry where students take responsibility to construct meaning and confirm understanding through active participation in the inquiry process. (Vaughan 2010, p. 61)


Open Educational Resources (OER)

"The Open Education Movement is not just about cost savings and easy access; it's about participation and co-creation. Teachers, students, and learning institutions are driving the development of OER. Diving into OER Commons is an exciting opportunity to collaborate with other teachers and learners, at the forefront of a new educational era." ( The Learning Technologies Group would love to collaborate with faculty and students by identifying resources and opportunities to allow you to leverage OERs in your courses.

FHSU OER InfoLibrary OER Guides


Technology Enhanced Learning

Based on your needs and plans for course design we will be happy to provide guidance and suggestions for the appropriate Technology Enhanced Learning tools.

Technology Enhanced Learning Info

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