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.
This certificate is designed for educators who are new to online teaching and need an orientation to teaching in the online environment.
This certificate requires self-paced online pre-conference coursework, attendance at the DT&L Conference (including a 3-hour face-to-face certificate session on August 7), and post-conference coursework which includes the completion of a final project.
This was one of the best professional development opportunities I have participated in. Both the Conference Certificate and Distance Teaching & Learning Conference were well-organized and provided me with new knowledge that I can apply in my work.
– 2017 Conference Blended Certificate participant in the Fundamentals of Online Teaching
Estimated total time: 50 hours (approx. 30 hours of online coursework + 20 hours attending the DT&L Conference, including the face-to-face certificate session)
Online coursework: July 17-September 4
Completed certificate includes: