onl500 | Graduate

Foundations Of Online Teaching

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This course introduces participants to the elements of online teaching at the K-12 level. Participants examine a variety of online instructional skills and strategies related to teaching and delivering curriculum in the online environment. Participants collaborate with others and authentically integrate technology tools, as well as mobile learning technologies. Classroom management, engagement, time management, and assessment strategies are also discussed. Additionally, participants explore the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) standards, as well as copyright, FERPA, and other issues related to academic integrity in the online classroom.

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Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 4

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    Instructional Theories and Strategies for Teaching in the Online Classroom

    • Identify instructional theories and strategies for teaching in an online environment.
    • Construct appropriate lessons for online learning.
    • Summarize approaches for differentiated teaching and learning.
    • Determine methods for supporting diverse learners.
    • Identify strategies for effectively facilitating online discussions that encourage critical thinking.
    • Compare the characteristics of teacher-centered instruction to those of student-centered instruction.

    Technological Tools and Assessment in the Online Classroom

    • Evaluate best practices and approaches for integrating technology into online learning.
    • Describe synchronous and asynchronous tools for delivering instruction in an online environment.
    • Recommend assistive technology tools and strategies for diverse learners.
    • Determine ways to integrate technology for inquiry-, problem-, and project-based learning.
    • Analyze the role of social networking in an online learning environment.
    • Analyze formative and summative assessments for use in an online environment.
    • Design authentic assessment instruments for student learning.
    • Devise techniques and instruments for evaluating instruction.

    Classroom Management in the Online Classroom

    • Compare best practices for communicating with parents, students, and peers.
    • Identify strategies for successful classroom management in the online classroom.
    • Describe methods for collaborative reflection, sharing brainstorming, and problem-solving.
    • Identify academic integrity issues such as copyright, fair use, and FERPA.
    • Develop Internet safety guidelines.

    The Learner and the Facilitator in the Online Classroom

    • Compare online teaching and learning environments to traditional learning environments.
    • Determine the philosophy, framework, and qualities of a successful online program.
    • Correlate national and state standards and guidelines to online teaching.
    • Evaluate best practices for online teaching and learning.
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