Introduction to Teaching Online is designed for the secondary teacher or administrator who has limited experience with online courses, but who is interested in learning more about pedagogy and methods used when creating online content. Participants will explore: the mindset shift needed when moving from face-to-face instruction to online instruction; standards and good practice for online curriculum development and teaching; and essential tools and resources for online courses. The course concludes by asking each participant to design a unit for one of their own courses to be taught entirely online.
Participants will connect and collaborate with each other through a variety of online activities for four weeks, averaging four hours a week online. All online course work is asynchronous, allowing participants to schedule their own involvement in the course over a given week. By the end of this four-week experience, participants will gain an understanding of how to approach creating a meaningful and challenging online educational experiences for students.
What Participants Have Said
"I found this course to be extremely relevant and helpful, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about teaching online." - Art Custer, Avon, Connecticut
"Throw out any preconceptions you might have about online courses. This course starts from the beginning of course development to a final product. It was challenging, informative, and helped me with not only development for online courses but even with my face to face courses as well." -Nicole Johnston, Summit, New Jersey
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