DLI 2020-2021: Remote Teaching
The theme of the inaugural 2020-2021 Digital Learning Institute was “Embracing Pedagogical Excellence in Remote Teaching” to prepare faculty for remote teaching during the pandemic. A total of 135 UCI faculty have completed the program and developed a student-centered remote course space aligned with the five evidence-based course design principles and the online course quality rubric.
A designated instructional designer was assigned to work with each DLI participant. Participants also received peer support and were guided by a research-informed rubric during the course development process. To become DLI certified, each participant was required to attend at least 3 out of 4 cohort meetings, complete the weekly assigned tasks, join bi-weekly consultations, and conduct a self-assessment using the course quality rubric at the end of the program. DLI certified faculty are eligible to serve as faculty mentors for future DLI participants and are eligible to participate in potential future programming in the digital learning space.