The Teaching Academy for Distance Learning (TADL) program is an award-winning, comprehensive faculty development program that helps you develop the competencies necessary for designing, developing, and delivering quality online courses. It has been dutifully serving our exceptional faculty for almost a decade (see History of TADL).

TADL consists of three phases, Design, Development, and Delivery. During the Design phase, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of good online course design through the use of such concepts as backward design, universal design, Quality Matters, and more!

The 2nd phase of TADL is Development. You will be introduced to a wide range of learning technologies as well as the pedagogical reasons behind why you should use them.

The 3rd and final phase of TADL is Delivery. You will be provided with the necessary competencies to facilitate an online course by balancing both technical and pedagogical aspects.

The length for this program is 6 weeks and it will be delivered fully online asynchronously. You are expected to follow the instructions in the program and complete the assigned learning activities on a weekly basis. At the end of the program, you should have a complete blue print of a course that you are developing, along with several course components and learning activities.


The Application for inclusion in the Fall 2018 session of TADL has closed.


Please contact Brichaya Shah for more information regarding the Teaching Academy for Distance Learning.