Online Learning Certificate

Continuing studies

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Continuing studies

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About the course

This self-paced, online certificate is designed for individuals who seek an introduction to the process of creating, administering, or teaching online learning programs. Creating effective online learning courses and simulations can be a challenge. There are tools and techniques available, as well as best practices that can help those designing and creating online learning content for organizations and institutions of higher education.

This certificate offers instruction on the major models, tools, and techniques in creating and delivering online learning. It reviews the fundamentals of general learning theory and how it can be applied, in practice, to online design and instruction.

Further, the certificate provides a brief survey of the technology employed in online learning, best practices for teaching online, strategies for integrating narrative learning into an educational curriculum, and the basics of developing accessible online learning.

Curriculum & Course Details

The Online Learning certificate consists of five courses for a total of approximately ten hours of online instruction. Students have 5 months to complete all of the coursework.

Introduction to Online Learning

Key Learning Outcomes include:

Describe key trends in online learning and devise techniques for active learning Differentiate between the constructivist and transmission models of learning Identify the steps common to course development processes and their roles in creating effective learning Explain how learning objectives may be used to ensure that a course is meeting the need it was designed for Describe Bloom's Taxonomy and explain its application in instructional design Explain the benefits of narrative, adaptive, peer, and social learning Discuss the instructional design needs specific to adult learners Describe how to employ Whole-Part-Whole learning techniques Describe instructional scaffolding and explain its use Explain the 5E Learning Model Describe how to measure for success in online learning

Narrative Learning

Key Learning Outcomes include:

  • Define narrative learning and summarize its core principles
  • Identify various types of narrative activities and compare their applications
  • Outline the stages of the narrative arc, specifying the purpose of each stage in terms of a story and a narrative activity
  • Discuss best practices for narrative learning
  • Design a scenario, case study, and simulation
  • Interpret the literature surrounding the efficacy of narrative learning
  • Critique poorly constructed narrative activities

Online Learning Accessibility

Key Learning Outcomes include:

  • Define online learning accessibility and summarize its core components
  • Discuss the online learning accessibility level of your organization's learning content
  • Define key terms in accessibility
  • Explain WCAG and ISO accessibility standards
  • Discuss federal accessibility requirements
  • Outline key methods to make online learning accessible
  • Discuss best practices for online learning accessibility

Teaching Online

Key Learning Outcomes include:

  • Discuss some of the benefits of online learning for students and instructors
  • Describe differences between online and face-to-face classroom teaching
  • Explain the role of an online instructor
  • Assess your own practices as an online instructor
  • Discuss effective ways to lead online discussion
  • Describe the Flipped Classroom and blended learning models
  • Outline ways to introduce collaborative learning (discussion forums, videoconferencing, Question of the Day, group projects, etc.) into an online program
  • Discuss key challenges in online learning and how to handle them
  • Describe methods for evaluating and assessing online instruction
  • Apply your understanding to case studies

The Technology of Online Learning

Key Learning Outcomes include:

  • Discuss the significance of technology in enabling online learning
  • Define basic information technology (IT) terms and concepts as they apply to creating, delivering, and hosting online learning
  • Explain how a learning management system (LMS) functions and how it enables online learning
  • Describe key software tools (HTML, JavaScript, jQuery) employed in online learning
  • Outline the key issues (bandwidth, browser and plug-in compatibility, etc.) involved in delivering online learning over the Internet
  • Discuss the use of video in online learning
  • Explore the key technology issues in developing and delivering online learning to mobile devices (m-learning)
  • Explain the methods used for integrating online learning into learning platforms, including SCORM, LTI, and Tin Can API
  • Describe the common IT challenges involved in online learning Each of these self-paced courses offers an assortment of interactive exercises, selected readings, and self-assessments. It is recommended that students complete the courses in sequential order, but students are able to access all five courses at any time. Upon completion, learners are given a summary of what they have learned for quick reference while at work.

Online Learning Certificate at Continuing studies

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