Making the transition from classroom instruction to teaching online involves adopting a whole new set of teaching and course management skills. This certificate provides you with a foundation in the pedagogy of online instruction focusing on key terminology, principles, and practices. You will explore practical guidelines for designing and teaching online courses including strategies to facilitate active, participatory, and engaging online learning experiences. The certificate will include a hands-on project which you will apply to your own teaching situation.
The combination of online course work with a rich, face-to-face conference experience will give you a jump-start into the world of online teaching and learning. If you are, a newcomer to distance education, this will be one of the most valuable professional development investments for your career growth.
Online course work: June 27 – August 14 (Note: for those enrolled after June 27, you will receive specific instructions for time to complete pre-conference coursework; final enrollment deadline for this certificate is July 16).
Conference certificate session: July 25, 8:15 am-2:45 pm
Total time: 50 hours (approx. 30 hours of online course work + 20 hours conference attendance, including Tuesday certificate session)
CEUs: 5 (also includes digital badge)
Cost: $995 (includes full conference registration and Tuesday lunch)
This certificate is designed for educators who have little or no online teaching experience and need an orientation to teaching in the online environment. It is ideal for anyone just getting started in designing and teaching online courses who would benefit from a credential demonstrating their accomplishment.
This blended learning experience lays the foundation for you to become a knowledgeable and skilled online instructor. After you complete this certificate you will be able to:
This certificate is not a hands-on guide for developing a complete online course. Rather, it should be viewed as a prerequisite for online course development and teaching.
This certificate involves 4 major learning components:
To successfully complete this certificate and receive 5 CEUs, participants must do the following:
All readings and course content will be provided online through the learning management system, Desire2Learn (D2L). Additional materials will be handed out at the conference certificate session.