Center for Online Education

Online Course Development Grants

Online course development grants are available for:

  • existing face-to-face courses;
  • new IUOCC (IU Online Class Connect) courses;
  • new courses that are part of joint online degree programs

Funding for these courses are based on the following guidelines:

Faculty who

  • are developing an online course for the first time receive $3000
  • have developed an online course previously receive $2000

Stipends are pro-rated. For example, for first time faculty course developers

  • $1000 for a 1-credit course
  • $2000 for a 2-credit course

If you are interested in developing and teaching an online course, please start by completing the grant application.

To date, the Center for Online Education has funded the development of 206 fully online and 25 hybrid/blended courses through Spring 2019 for a total of 231 courses. Funded course developers sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), complete a course development seminar, and participate in several actvities.

UCET Teaching with Technology Grant

The UCET Teaching with Technology Grant/s are awarded for face-to-face and online courses.

  • Since Spring 2010, the Center for Distance Education (now Center for Online Education) had fiscal oversight and was the administrator for the SEED Grants; 176 SEED grants have been awarded to date
  • Starting in Fall 2016, the newly named grants have been administered by the University Center for Excellence in Teaching

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Online Education Consultation

Center for Online Education staff provides consultation on various aspects related to online education at IU South Bend.

If you are interested in learning more about online education, please let us know and we will be happy to

  • meet with you one-on-one in the faculty workroom (NS 235) or in your office
  • meet with your department
  • meet with your college's/school's faculty
  • initiate discussions with other Indiana University campuses

  • Online education overview
  • Indiana University-wide initiatives
  • Program (degree, certificate, etc.) development
  • Course development
    • Instructional design
    • Instructional strategies
    • Learner interaction and engagement
    • Course activities
    • Assessment and evaluation
    • Course alignment
    • Instructional technology tools
      • Canvas Learning Management System
      • Camtasia, Adobe Captivate, Echo360
      • Adobe Connect, Skype
      • Others

Questions? Please email deiusb@iusb.edu

Faculty Teaching Awards

The Excellence in Online Teaching Award and the Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award are awarded to faculty by the Office of Academic Affairs. A campuswide call for proposals is held in November and a review committee—composed of faculty and administrators—selects the awardees. Each recipient receives a $1,000 stipend from Academic Affairs. 

Developing and Teaching and Online Education Course
Suggestions for Online Course Design
Challenges in Developing an Online Course

Faculty Cohorts

Meet our Spring 2017 Faculty Cohort with their certificates of completion for the Online Education Course Development Institute facilitated by Drs. Marianne Castano Bishop (Center for Online Education) and Amy Pawlosky (UCET).

From L to R: Shanqin Chen (Mathematics), Jason Resler (Theatre), Tony Randles (Education), Theo Randall (Sociology/Anthropology), Anna Savvopoulou (Mathematics), and Randy Thrall (Business and Economics).

Meet our Fall 2016 Faculty Cohort with their certificates of completion for the Online Education Course Development Institute facilitated by Drs. Marianne Castano Bishop (Center for Online Education) and Firm Faith Watson (University Center for Excellence in Teaching) with Amy Pawlosky (UCET).

From L to R: Brian Cwiek (History), Suzanne Coshow (Sociology), and Kylie Rogalla (Counseling and Human Services)

Meet our Spring 2016 Faculty Cohort with their certificates of completion for the Online Education Course Development Seminar facilitated by Dr. Marianne Castano Bishop (Center for Online Education) and Amy Pawlosky (University Center for Excellence in Teaching).

From L to R: Raj Kohli (Finance), Robert Stockman (Religion), Hayley Froysland (History), Guanlin Gao (Economics), Kim McInerney (Communication Studies), Larry Lambert (Communication Studies), and Matt Marmorino (Chemistry)

Meet our Fall 2015 Faculty Cohort who successfully completed the Distance Education Course Development Seminar facilitated Dr. Marianne Castano Bishop and Amy Pawlosky from the Center for Distance Education.

(L to R): Bruce Watson (Education), Micheline Nilsen (Art History), Gabriel Popescu (Political Science), Tami Martinez (Communication Studies) Tom Murphy (History), Timothy Willig (History), Hope Smith Davis (Education) and Kevin Gillen (Communication Studies).