• Describe key trends in online learning
• Differentiate between the constructivist and transmission models of learning
• Devise techniques for active learning
• Identify the steps common to course development processes and their roles in creating effective learning
• Identify the condition, performance, and qualification components of measurable learning objectives
• Describe Bloom's Taxonomy and explain its application in instructional design
• Explain the benefits of narrative, adaptive, peer, and social learning
• 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
• Define narrative learning and summarize its core principles
• Discuss best practices for narrative learning
• Design a scenario, case study, and simulation
• Interpret the literature surrounding the efficacy of narrative learning
• Define online learning accessibility and summarize its core components
• 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
• Explain the role of an online instructor
• Discuss effective ways to lead online discussion
• Describe the Flipped Classroom and blended learning models
• Describe methods for evaluating and assessing online instruction
• Discuss the significance of technology in enabling 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
• Explore the key technology issues in developing and delivering online learning to mobile devices (m-learning)
Price: $275.00

    Creating effective online learning courses and simulations can be a challenge. There are tools and techniques, as well as best practices, that can help those designing and creating online learning content for organizations and institutions of higher education. This course 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 course 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.
    Module 1: Introduction to Online Learning
    • Trends in online learning
    • The constructivist and transmission models of learning
    • Techniques for active learning
    • Steps common to course development processes
    • The condition, performance, and qualification components of measurable learning objectives
    • Bloom's Taxonomy
    • Use of blended learning
    • Whole-Part-Whole learning techniques
    • The 5E Learning Model
    Module 2: Narrative Learning
    • Narrative learning definition
    • Types of narrative activities
    • Stages of the narrative arc
    • Best practices
    • Designing a scenario, case study, and simulation
    Module 3: Online Learning Accessibility
    • Define accessibility
    • Online learning accessibility levels
    • Terms in accessibility
    • WCAG and ISO standards
    Module 4: Teaching Online
    • Benefits of online learning
    • Online versus face-to-face teaching
    • Role of an online instructor
    • Effective ways to lead online discussion
    • Key challenges
    • Methods of evaluation and assessment
    Module 5: The Technology of Online Learning
    • Significance of technology
    • Basic IT terms and concepts
    • LMS functions
    • Key software tools
    • Key issues
    • Integrating formats
    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:

    Internet Connection
    • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
    Hardware Requirements
    • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
    • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

    Software Requirements
    • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
    • Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
    • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
    • Adobe PDF Reader
    This class is an independent-study course. Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material. A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.

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    Continuing Education
    1 month
    Avg Completion:
    1 Month

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