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US News Ranks UGA Online Programs Among Nation’s Best

February 7, 2024

U.S. News & World Report released their 2024 Best Online Programs rankings with several of the University of Georgia online programs in the top 10.

Online Professor Jill Stefaniak Wins 2023 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award

March 16, 2023

Jill Stefaniak, the Online M.Ed. Learning, Design, and Technology Master’s Program Coordinator as well as associate professor in the department of workforce education and instructional technology, won the 2023 University System of Georgia’s Regents’ Teaching Excellence Award for online teaching! Stefaniak is a nationally recognized leader in instructional…

UGA online professor leads Putnam County students to connect with local history

January 6, 2022

Atlanta playwright Natasha Patel is working with highschool students in Putnam County this year to highlight what it’s like to grow up in their community.  The scenes they’ve written draw on local historical artifacts, including photographs that capture the racial and economic realities of Putnam in…

UGA employee takes advantage of online degree opportunity

June 15, 2021

Stephen Bridges is a UGA Double Dawg having earned an A.B.J. from the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2006 and receiving a master’s with distinction in the online Master of Education in Learning, Design and Technology (LDT) program in the Mary Frances Early College of…

South African student appreciates the flexibility of distance learning

April 14, 2021

After completing his bachelor’s degree in graphic design in 2010 and working in the field, Hannes Visagie accepted a position at the North-West University (NWU) in South Africa as a multimedia designer for NWU’s Centre for Teaching and Learning in 2014.  NWU provided Visagie the opportunity to attend…

Adult Ed Revitalized, Renamed – Online M.Ed in Learning, Leadership, and Organizational Development

April 12, 2017

The College of Education acted on their commitment to teaching students today’s most relevant and desirable skills for their future pursuits. The Adult Ed program has been revitalized and aptly named the online M.Ed. in Learning, Leadership, and Organizational Development.

UGA faculty learn to apply the Quality Matters rubric to online courses

March 24, 2016

Over 30 of the University of Georgia's faculty and staff who teach online courses participated in a Quality Matters workshop last semester offered through UGA's Office of Online Learning. Quality Matters is a faculty-centered, peer review process intended to promote the design and development of quality online courses, and the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric workshop introduces course designers to these standards. 

Guest Blog: Maybe We’ve Been Asking The Wrong Question

March 15, 2016

A guest blog written by Dr. Theodore J. Kopcha of the Learning, Design, and Technology program at UGA Online.  I want to begin by saying that I love teaching online. I’ve done it for over 10 years and I could not imagine my teaching any other way – teaching online has forced me to face many realities and grow in my teaching practice. People are often surprised by my enthusiasm. Colleagues ask me if teaching online is the same as teaching face-to-face (which I’ve also taught).

Engaging in Sustainable Online Course Development

February 23, 2016

The instructional design team at the Office of Online Learning takes pride in working with faculty to create online learning experiences that live up to the academic standards of the University of Georgia. We also consider how the environment we work in can support the continued offering of the courses we help develop. To this end, we encourage faculty to engage in sustainable course development practices for all online courses.

Two Online Professors Selected as Service Learning Fellows

February 9, 2016

This year, the University of Georgia's Office of Service-Learning has selected three faculty members from the College of Education to participate in its yearlong Service-Learning Fellows program, two of whom teach in online degree programs.