This course is designed to introduce participants to foundational skills and information that will give them a broad overview of the methodology of online teaching. It provides an exploration of the history and standards that have helped develop the field, reviews the available research on best practices of effective online instruction, and explores current theories on online teaching. Participants will explore best practices in making connections with students, establishing clear expectations, and delivering timely feedback through various modes of communication. Participates will be exposed to best practices in helping diverse populations access online learning, including both those students with different learning styles as well as special needs. Participants will gain an initial understanding of how best to design, develop, and implement online assessments. Participants will learn about safe, legal and ethical use of technology for both themselves and their students. Finally, participants will develop skills to help them telecommute effectively while learning how to prioritize and managing their time.
PD Hours: 45
Course Length: 10 weeks
Course Delivery: Facilitated Online
Facilitator (if applicable): Terri Vest
Price: $880 (VTVLC Partner School Faculty), 1,012 (Non-partner & Out of State Faculty), $+ 315 for (3) graduate credits
Please note: Any participant wishing to apply this course toward the Online Teaching Specialist Endorsement will be required to complete the CiOT application.