Asynchronous Online Teaching Institute

Our Asynchronous Online Teaching Institute (AOTI) is open for registration to all faculty members at Temple. It is designed for both new and experienced online instructors who are interested in designing and teaching an online course that helps students succeed.

The AOTI is a 4-week cohort-based course and is led by a CAT instructor. The AOTI is completely asynchronous and does not include live meetings so that you can complete the activities on your own time. Since the AOTI is cohort-based, you will have the opportunity to discuss and learn from other faculty members in this cohort as well. 

Upon successful completion of the AOTI, you will be able to:

  • Reflect on the role of the instructor in establishing an online learning community.
  • Identify methods of engaging and motivating learners in an online course.
  • Explore key elements of online course design.
  • Align goals with assessments and learning activities.
  • Apply evidence-based practices for effective teaching and learning in an online learning environment.

For a more complete description of the AOTI, see this document.

Registration for the Spring semester cohort will be announced soon. 

Have questions? Please contact Dr. Emtinan Alqurashi (

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