UH Hilo Distance Learning

Faculty Achievements in Distance Learning

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Explorer Badge

AI Explorer Badge (sample)

The AI Explorer badge is designed for UH faculty and staff who are interested in exploring AI tools and integrating them into online teaching and learning. Those who earned the badge attended training; incorporated AI into their work to improve teaching, learning, or productivity; and shared their experiences with the UH community.

For more information about the badge, visit the AI Explorer website.

2024 Badge Awardee

UH Hilo Quality Online Course Design Certification

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo's goal is to assure the high quality and integrity of all online courses and to meet accreditation standards for our online programs. This is accomplished by successfully completing the Quality Online Course Design Certification Program process, a careful and systematic review of an online course using the Quality Online Course Design Review Rubric and facilitated by a member of the UH Hilo Distance Learning Team.

For more information on certifying your online course, refer to the UH Hilo Quality Online Course Certification Program section of the Faculty DL Professional Development webpage.

2021 UH Hilo Quality Online Course Certification Program Awardees

Patsy Y. Iwasaki
Patsy Iwasaki
ENG 100 Composition I
Kirsten Mollegaard
Kirsten Mollegaard
ENG 461 Shakespeare

QOCC Testimonial from Kirsten Mollegaard

Kimberly Russell
Kimberly Russell
ENG 100 Composition I

QOCC Testimonial from Kimberly Russell

Teaching Online Prep Program (TOPP)

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TOPP is an intensive 7-week online program that prepares our faculty to develop and facilitate high-quality online classes. Hosted by Kapʻolani Community College, participants learn about effective online pedagogy and current state, federal and WASC requirements for online classes, practice maximizing key Laulima and Web 2.0 tools, and begin developing their online class site in a supportive community of practice.

For more information, visit the TOPP website .

2021 Cohort

Andrey Simonov
Andrey Simonov
Accounting

2020 Cohort

TOPP To Go!

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TOPP To Go! is a streamlined version of TOPP which is offered as a 4-week community-based program. The program is still intensive and requires a significant time commitment.

For more information, visit the TOPP website .

2020 Cohort

Ruthie Clearwater
Nursing
Leanne Day
Leanne Day
English
Ann Gleason
Ann Gleason
English
Jenni K. Guillen
Jenni Guillen
Biology
Kirsten Mollegaard
Kirsten Mollegaard
English
Alexander “Alex” Nagurney
Alexander Nagurney
Psychology
Yoshiko Okuyama
Yoshiko Okuyama
Japanese Studies
Michael Skinner
Michael Skinner
History
Harry “Keith” Edwards
Harry “Keith” Edwards
Computer Science
Yoshiko Fukushima
Yoshiko Fukushima
Japanese Studies

Preparing to Teach Online at UH (PTTO)

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PTTO is an introductory, self-paced module that was designed by the UH Online Innovation Center (UHOIC) to assist faculty and staff in reviewing a wide range of topics and concepts related to online learning presented in an interactive and engaging online learning environment. Topics such as engaging tools, best practices, distance learning regulations, and policies are covered in this module.

For more information, and to learn how to register, visit the PTTO website.

2024 Program Awardee

Kimberly Russell
Kimberly Russell
English

2023 Program Awardee

2020 Cohort

Yoshiko Okuyama
Yoshiko Okuyama
Japanese Studies
Julie A. L. Adrian
Julie Adrian
Pharmacy Practice
Monica M. Minnitt
Monica Minnitt
European Languages
Grady Weyenberg
Grady Weyenberg
Mathematics
Cheryl Ganseki
Geology
Patsy Y. Iwasaki
Patsy Iwasaki
English
Patricia Hensley
Patricia Hensley
Nursing
Seri I. Luangphinith
Seri Luangphinith
English

Updated 05/06/2024