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COURSE OUTLINE

ONLINE INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION COURSE OUTLINE

MODULE 1

IMPACT OF ONLINE LEARNING

Online learning has come a long way from televised instruction to the ability to access learning content on mobile phones! This brief introduction will provide a bit of history and information about the demographics of today’s online learner.
 

 

MODULE 2

NAVIGATING THE ONLINE CLASSROOM

Do you have a teaching philosophy? What about a teaching style? What is the benefit of understanding how your viewpoints impact the online learning environment? The answers to these questions are important when determining how you can best support the diverse learners in your online course.

 

MODULE 3

PEDAGOGICAL AND ANDRAGOGICAL ONLINE LEARNING THEORIES

Not all combinations work well together – in this section we’re discussing the concept of “balancing” theoretical underpinnings with the best learning approaches and activities and you will gain tips for tweaking your current formulas for success to ensure you have a well-balanced online course.



MODULE 4

LEARNING OBJECTIVES 101

In this module you will examine the six levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy, each demonstrating a different output based on the learning objectives you create for your course. Once you have worked through the content and exercises you will be able to confidently create measurable learning objectives that strengthen alignments and assessments!

 

MODULE 5

ONLINE COMMUNICATION

What tools do you need and how do you use them? In this module you will review common online tools, discuss how to use each one, and create a robust communication plan that you can use throughout the duration of your online course.  

 

MODULE 6

ONLINE INTERACTION & ENGAGEMENT

We use the words interaction and engagement interchangeably to describe pretty much any activities that students have between each other, the instructor, and the content but rarely look at how one informs the other. This module discusses each respectively, identifies ways to stay in tune with your online classroom and addresses the basics of feedback.

 

MODULE 7

UNDERSTANDING ADA & UDL

In this module we will examine key laws, policies, and standards that govern courses in online learning platforms. A discussion regarding ADA, WCAG, and UDL is presented to reveal the purposes of each, the role you play where each is concerned, and how to arrive at a more accessible and learner-centric environment for all.  

 

MODULE 8

ONLINE TEACHING STRATEGIES

Uncover some of the best practices involved when addressing netiquette issues and how to effectively detect and mitigate plagiarism. You will also examine strategies for creating authentic activities that foster collaboration and map out how these activities assist in building presence.

 

MODULE 9

ONLINE READINESS 

Are you ready? Do you know what tools you need and how to use them? In this module you will continue comparing the differences between online and in-person settings, review common technical tools, and notate the settings that need to be configured to offset challenges prior to teaching online.

 

MODULE 10

ONLINE COURSE MANAGEMENT

In this final module, you will discover practices and techniques that will put you on the path to success.  As you prepare to launch for the first time or again, you will map out strategies to help manage your online course; creating rules, establishing commitment expectations, setting the tone, as well as managing your online students’ success through data evaluation.

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