Opportunities for Professional Development in Online Education

MarylandOnline (MOL) provides opportunities for professional development in online education in Maryland via webinars and face-to-face events. If you would like to be on the contact list for future events, please email us at info@marylandonline.org.

To download our complete list of Fall 2023 Webinars go to MOLProfessionalDevelopment_Fall2023

To view our list of upcoming spring and summer webinars, click on Spring and Summer Webinars 2021.

To view past webinars, go to the MarylandOnline YouTube Channel.

Beneath the list of MOL Fall webinars, you will find links to other professional resources relevant to online educators.

Fall 2023 MarylandOnline Webinar Series


DEIB: Tips for Asian American and Hispanic Student Engagement in Online Classes

Tuesday, September 12, 2023
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m

Montgomery College (MC) is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPI) and Hispanic serving institution where about 12% of students are AANAPI and 28% are Hispanics. Because of these populations, there arose a need for taskforces that represent these students, staff, and faculty at MC. This interactive session is about the efforts to engage those students and impactful strategies for improving student learning outcome in online classes.

Hoa Nguyen (Chair of the Business Department & Associate Professor of Economics, Montgomery College)

Glenda Hernandez Tittle (Director of Alternative Certification for Effective Teachers Program, Montgomery College)

Moderator: Marjorie Rawhouser (Assistant Dean, Transfer Studies and Achieving College & Career Advancement, Anne Arundel Community College)

This webinar has already taken place. You can find the recording at MarylandOnline’s YouTube Channel


Academic Interest: Leveraging Microcredentials: Bridging the Talent Gap and Enhancing Student Employability

Thursday, October 12, 2023
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m

The current employment landscape presents an abundance of opportunities, yet many positions remain unfilled due to a shortage of qualified candidates possessing the necessary technical and behavioral skills. This session offers an in-depth examination of the most sought-after competencies in today’s market. Additionally, we will showcase the microcredentials program at Montgomery College, a strategic initiative aimed at equipping students with validated credentials that enhance their employability. Incorporating microcredentials into academic and training programs offers a promising solution for educators and industry leaders. This approach not only addresses the talent gap but also enhances the quality and relevance of education and professional development.

Christine Crefton (Project and Planning Analyst, Office of E-Learning, Innovation, and Teaching Excellence, Montgomery College)

Moderator: Kimi Lichty (Instructional Technologist, Wor-Wic Community College)

To REGISTER: Please visit Leveraging Microcredentials: Bridging the Talent Gap & Enhancing Student Employability

Leadership: MarylandOnline Leadership Institute (MOLLI) - Leading Through Times of Sea Change

Tuesday, October 24, 2023
10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Change is a constant in all aspects of life. It presents most often as small, sometimes medium, and occasionally large events. Change at the larger scale, such as turnover in institutional leadership, technology platform, or institutional mission and direction, is less frequent but requires deft navigation and management. This webinar focuses on the leadership skills and strategies necessary to steer our institutions of higher ed through these events.


Renee Davis (Associate Vice President, Center for Teaching & Learning, Frederick Community College)
Richard C. Kralevich (Vice President, Information and Instructional Technology (IIT), Anne Arundel Community College)

Moderator: Lawrence C. Ragan (MOLLI Coordinator of Curriculum)

To REGISTER: Please visit MOLLI - Leading Through Times of Sea Change


How To: Using Zoom to Provide Screencasting Feedback to Students

Wednesday, November 8, 2023
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m

Screencasting has emerged in the scholarly literature as an effective method of providing clear and targeted feedback to students on their writing. Zoom has emerged as a tool for meetings and collaboration. This presentation will examine the use of Zoom to create screencasts for students on their writing. The presentation will mention other tools for screencasting as well.

Andrew J. Cavanaugh (Collegiate Faculty, Writing Across the Curriculum, University of Maryland Global Campus)

Moderator: Catherine Wilkerson (Instructional Technologist, Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University)

To REGISTER: Please visit Using Zoom to Provide Screencasting Feedback to Students

Academic Interest: The Benefits of Using and Joining MOL-X

Thursday, November 9, 2023
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m

In keeping with MOL’s tradition of launching programs initiated by Board representatives, the MarylandOnline Exchange (MOL-X) project started as several colleges and universities identified the need to have a wider contact pool of qualified part-time faculty for their online courses. In addition to responding to this need of MOL institutions, MOL-X offers a platform where part-time faculty members can easily find job openings within MOL institutions. The webinar will demonstrate how MOL-X works and how both institutional hiring administrators and part-time faculty can use it.

Diana Zilberman (Coordinator, MarylandOnline Exchange)

Moderator: Catherine Wilkerson (Instructional Technologist, Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University)

To REGISTER: Please visit The Benefits of Using and Joining MOL-X


Academic Interest: Ungrading: A Road to Equity

Thursday, December 7, 2023
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m

According to Peter Elbow, “Grading tends to undermine the climate for teaching and learning. Once we start grading their work, students are tempted to study or work for the grade rather than for learning.” Imagine rewriting the narrative of assessment to include student agency, where we tap into students’ intrinsic motivation to labor with a focus on the learning process rather than a graded product. Imagine creating courses as natural critical learning environments where students are encouraged to pursue meaningful questions, set and pursue personal learning goals/targets, take an active role in their assessment, and choose the evidence that best demonstrates their learning. Imagine courses in which narrative feedback and student reflections replace the transactional, inequitable nature of traditional grades. An interesting proposition, no? Join us as we explore the equity and freedom promised by ungrading!

David Buck (Professor of English, Howard Community College)

Moderator: Nadine Edwards (Director, eLearning Services, Prince Georges Community College)

To REGISTER: Please visit: Ungrading: A Road to Equity

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Additional Resources for Online Professionals