Southeast Online Launches Master Template Studio Program

Southeast Online recently launched a new Master Template Studio (MTS) program with eight Southeast faculty participating in the first cohort this summer.

MTS supports full-time faculty members in creating master course templates for high-need online courses and programs. Master template courses provide high quality design and content for online courses and can be taught by adjunct or full-time faculty members. The courses also provide flexibility for academic departments to open new online sections with greater assurance of quality.

The program kicked off in May with a two-week online course which allowed participants to experience online from the student’s perspective while learning course design principles. On June 4, Southeast Online hosted a one-day workshop at Southeast’s Catapult Creative House and included discussions with staff from the Center for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning and Dr. Bethany Alden-Rivers, associate provost.

Southeast Online is currently planning a second cohort this fall. Faculty members interested in participating can contact Dennis Kinkead, online instructional coordinator with Southeast Online, at dkinkead@semo.edu. For more information about the MTS program, visit http://semo.edu/online/master-templates.