The Office of Online Education is a resource for Wake Forest University faculty and administrators interested in designing and delivering online learning experiences in the courses they teach and the programs they direct. Our work is to help create online courses that instructors love to teach, learners are eager to take, and administrators are excited to promote. This involves everything from individual work with faculty on their courses to collective work with committees and departments on entire online programs. We leverage our compliance support, instruction design team, and our Media Studio to shape the experience of online learning at our university. 

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My experience working with the Office of Online Education has always been enjoyable, thought-provoking, and -most importantly – productive. It was great to be able to talk through course ideas and then have the OOE experts turn those ideas into something practical and pedagogically beneficial for our students.

Chris Zaluski

Associate Professor
Documentary Film Program

What I have experienced here is a kind of renewal of my desire to teach and my ability to teach… and I really believe that I am far better at doing that now than I was before I encountered the design team of online education.

Jill Crainshaw

Vice Dean for Faculty Development and Academic Initiatives
Professor of Worship and Liturgical Theology

Working with the Office of Online Education is a great opportunity for faculty to get mentorship in teaching and learning generally. I’ve learned by teaching online in terms of thinking about some of these main topics of building community, thinking about inclusivity, equity and thinking about our grade policies and assessments in a new light.

Jerid Francom

Associate Professor of Spanish and Linguistics

The instructional designers challenged me to be thoughtful in what I was creating by offering solutions to help ensure my course would have long-term sustainability. Throughout the course build they thoughtfully reviewed my materials and provided professional opinions on teaching various learning styles.

Brock Kennan

Adjunct Professor
Law School of Professional Studies

Working with the instructional design team from the Office of Online Education was a fantastic experience. I learned so much about Canvas that I can now apply to other projects, and my favorite part of the experience was how welcoming, earnest, and enthusiastic the whole team was about our project.

Khelen Kuzmovich

Academic Skill Director
School of Divinity

Just as bad industrial designs (e.g., buildings and airplanes) can cause serious problems later, bad course designs can really hamper a good learning experience. The Wake Forest instructional design team showed my blind spots in my online course design and offered me invaluable coaching.

Kevin Jung

Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs
Professor of Theological Ethics and Moral Philosophy

The professionalism and expertise of the people I worked with made all the difference. And I’m confident that whatever the classes that I’m teaching, I’m better now than I was before I started working with my colleagues in online education.

Mary Dalton

Professor of Communication

Working with the design team really helped me reframe, sit and pause a bit more to think about the big picture of the learning experience and connecting all the little dots along the way.

Sabrina Cherry

Visiting Associate Professor
School of Professional Studies