Online Teaching Certification

Longwood Online Technology Institute


The Longwood Online Technology Institute (LOTI) houses professional development training for faculty and staff who will be working with online students and includes a preparatory program for students who will be participating in online classes. In order to be an online or hybrid instructor for Longwood University, faculty are required to become certified in online instruction. Faculty who have completed the previous iteration of LOTI will be considered certified, but will be encouraged to take elective classes within the institute to continue to develop their online teaching skills.

Online Teaching Certification will be offered 3 times per year.  Certification consists of 4 elements: Online Teaching Proficiency, Pedagogy and Course Design, Shadowing, and Course Review/Live Teaching.  LOTI elective courses to continue development in online instruction and course design may be offered by request.


Online Instructor Certification

The online instructor certification program is comprised of 4 steps. Step One: Online Teaching Proficiency Instructor(s): Ashley Leslie; Julie Mersiowsky Format: 8 weeks online Session: 1 session per academic semester (fall, spring, summer) In order to be an online instructor, faculty first need to be proficient in the technology provided to facilitate online and hybrid …


In addition to online instructor certification, LOTI offers a rotating list of electives to help faculty, staff, and students achieve success in the online classroom.  Topics will be covered online, hybrid and face-to-face and will be made available on request. Topics can include but are not limited to: Case Teaching Online Using YouTube in the Online …


Q: What is LOTI? A: LOTI is the Longwood Online Technology Institute. The purpose of LOTI is to help train and support faculty who wish to teach in online and hybrid formats. LOTI is now comprised of two parts, online teaching certification and instructional technology electives. Q: How do I get training to teach online or …

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