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Teaching and Reaching 21st Century Online Learners

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits, 5 Quarter Credits, or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description
This course provides educators with the skills for effective online teaching. It will include types of online teaching, concepts and structures of effective lesson creation and online instruction, technologies and strategies that support student engagement and increased learning, how to create and facilitate online communities, meeting content standards within an online classroom, and implementing formative assessments as a means to enhance online instruction.

Global Goals of the Course
To deepen and/or apply the content and skills of the teacher’s existing professional knowledge base by meeting the following global goals of this course: 

1. To understand trends and types of online learning and employ current related standards to improve student learning (NBPTS 1, 2, 3; ISTE 1, 3; InTASC 1-8)
2. To appraise and utilize current technologies for developing an online course and related materials with the purpose of engaging learners (NBPTS 1, 2, 3;  ISTE 1, 2; InTASC 1-8)
3. To understand and demonstrate techniques for preparing students for online learning and for building community within the online classroom (NBPTS 1, 2, 3; ISTE 1, 2, 4; InTASC  1-8)
4. To comprehend and develop techniques for teaching in an online setting (NBPTS 1, 2, 3; ISTE 1, 2, 3; InTASC 1-8)
5. To demonstrate appropriate online assessment techniques (NBPTS 1, 2, 3; ISTE 2; InTASC 1-8)
6. To collaborate with other educational professionals to improve student learning and reflect on the future of online learning (NBPTS 4, 5; ISTE 5; InTASC 9, 10)

Self-Paced courses are delivered within our online classroom and available 24/7. You can begin your study program at any time.

Ongoing Enrollment
Online structured courses are delivered within our online classroom and available within a specific scheduled time window with your instructor.

Site based courses are delivered on site in certain locations during a specific date range with a live instructor.