Online Course Design and Instruction

This series is designed for online instructors, in K-12 and higher education, but can be adapted for corporate and organizational settings, to master best practices in online instruction.  The certificate will support online instructors, independent of a specific learning platform.

Participants will learn:

  • Best practices in developing online curriculum and assessment and creating a strong online learning community.
  • Master effective use of technology and online communication tools.
  • How to locate and evaluate appropriate content online
  • How to cite resources in accordance with copyright and fair use regulations
  • How to meet the needs of all learners by incorporating universal design techniques into online course environments.

Over the next few years, the need for skilled on-line instructors and trainers is expected to grow exponentially as more learners go online for their education and training.

Register for four or more courses at one time and receive 10% off of your entire order

Online Course Design and Instruction Certification Courses Include:

Introduction to Teaching and Learning Online
This course introduces online teaching and learning with a focus on the skills and knowledge needed to actively engage learners in an online environment through on-going communication, instructor presence, and high-quality instruction.This course is appropriate for all online learning environments and emphasizes best practices in online teaching and learning. This course is a prerequisite for all of the following online curriculum design and instruction courses in this series. Intended for higher education faculty, or K-12 teachers, but can be applied to organizational and corporate professional development, continuing education or other types of learning as well. In general, for anyone interested in teaching online.
3-week course | Spend 8 hours per week
June 7 – June 27 Register here

Online Curriculum Design and Instruction
This course applies best practices in designing online courses, with a focus on developing course content, learning activities, accessibility, and assessments that achieve alignment with instructional objectives. Intended for higher education faculty, or K-12 teachers, but can be applied to organizational and corporate professional development, continuing education or other types of learning as well. In general, for anyone interested in online course design and teaching online.
3-week course | Spend 10 hours per week
June 28 – July 18 Register here

Assessing the Online Learner
This course looks at both formative and summative assessment methods with a focus on the alignment of assessment with instruction and learning objectives within the course design. Intended for higher education faculty, or K-12 teachers, but can be applied to organizational and corporate professional development, continuing education or other types of learning as well. In general, for anyone interested in implementing successful techniques for assessing online learners.
4-week course | Spend 10 hours per week
July 19 – August 15 Register here

Instructional Resources for Teaching Online
The course will focus on locating, evaluating, implementing and properly citing online resources in accordance with copyright and fair use regulations. Learners will explore best practices with a focus on the alignment of instructional resources within online course content and course development. Intended for higher education faculty, or K-12 teachers, but can be applied to organizational and corporate professional development, continuing education or other types of learning as well. In general, for anyone interested in developing best practices using online instructional resources.
2-week course | Spend 8 hours per week
August 16 – August 29 Register here

Communication and Engagement in Online Learning
The course will focus on learner-to-learner, learner-to-instructor, and learner-to-content interactions. Learners will use online tools that allow for synchronous and asynchronous communication and explore new technologies to support learning and instruction in an online environment. Intended for higher education faculty, or K-12 teachers, but can be applied to organizational and corporate professional development, continuing education or other types of learning as well. In general, for anyone interested in developing an engaging online learning community.
4-week course | Spend 8 hours per week
August 30 – September 26 Register here

Universal Design – Elements of Accessibility
This course will focus on evaluating and implementing universal design principles in course development and will explore multiple ways to increase accessibility for all learners in an online environment. Intended for higher education faculty, or K-12 teachers, but can be applied to organizational and corporate professional development, continuing education or other types of learning as well. In general, for anyone interested in creating an inclusive environment in the online learning community using the foundations of universal design.
2-week course | Spend 8 hours per week
September 27 – October 10 Register here

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