DART Online is an intensive, semester-long program for faculty interested in designing high quality online* courses. It is taught in a fully online format with all work completed asynchronously. Successful participants will devote 4 to 5 hours per week applying evidence-based instructional design techniques to create a high-quality online course. The program has seats for a maximum of 15 participants per semester.
*DART Online supports the design of any course that meets the Higher Learning Commission definition of “distance education.” 75% or more of the interaction must take place in the online environment. This is a change from the previous requirement that 100% of the course be taught online.
Participants must be nominated for DART by their department chair or director, and they must be assigned to an online course that is "on the books" to be taught in the next semester (or two). For example, participants accepted into a fall cohort must be scheduled to teach their class in the subsequent spring or summer.
The Office of the Provost provides funding for stipends in the amount of $1500 for participants who successfully complete the program. Successful completion is measured by the approval of the participant’s chair or director, who will verify that they have accepted the course on behalf of the department or school.
Should the number of nominations for each cohort exceed 15, the following criteria will be used to select participants:
If you have general questions about DART Online, you can contact us at ProDev@ilstu.edu. Faculty members wishing to apply should contact their department chair or school director.
If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in DART Online, please contact the Center at ProDev@ilstu.edu.