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The Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Innovation provides a hub for information and best practices related to digital learning and innovation at the University of Pennsylvania.

CETLI supports staff, administration, and faculty with a broad range of services including program development consultations, instructional design, management of the Online Learning Platform, market research and insights, student support services, communities of practice, and curated self-service resources.

CETLI is here to help, if you are interested in building an online course or program, contact us to set up a meeting.

Resources & Strategies for Teaching Online

For faculty, instructors, and staff to help you prepare for teaching online, evaluating educational technology, or adapting a course to a fully or partially online format.

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Online Program FAQ

Are you interested in creating an online program, teaching an online course or need clarity about the various platforms? These questions and answers can point you to the right resources.

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Online Learning Communities of Practice

CETLI facilitates multiple working groups, advisory committees, and peer-to-peer learning opportunities that support the program staff administrating online educational experiences at Penn. 

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Compliance Resources for Online Programs

These resources are intended to be used as tools for program staff and administration to work towards compliance for new and existing for-credit online programs.

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Online Student Services FAQ

This resource serves as a guide for staff and administration across Penn’s campus who are designing and updating their online programs. A PennKey is required to view this guide.

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Spark Grants

This program is designed to support the creation of new or innovative projects and experiments in online learning. Spark Grants are open to all Penn faculty members or online teams working in collaboration with a Penn faculty member. In addition to financial support, CETLI will provide connections to resources and consultative support at each stage of the project.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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Schedule a Consultation

The CETLI team is ready to discuss strategies for program and course development, working with vendors, supporting students across their learning trajectory, and targeting and connecting with your specific audience. Meet with CETLI to explore the resources available to digital education teams.

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