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Online Teaching Certificate

For those new to teaching online, or those already teaching online. Get the best instruction from the foremost authorities in online learning. Thousands of people have taken this fundamental yet advanced training in teaching online.

From building an online course to improving an online course, from fostering online discussion to encouraging student interaction, from traditional assessment to online tests, the program will give you both the fundamentals of teaching online, as well as the most advanced tips and techniques in the business. Your instructors are authors, speakers and consultants in online learning and teaching.

The Certificate in Online Learning includes the following web-based courses:

  • Building Online Learning Communities

    In the online classroom it is the relationships and interactions among people through which knowledge is primarily generated. Come learn how to do it with the foremost authorities and authors of the popular book by the same title. Acquire a new understanding of redefining community in cyberspace. Find out the importance of a learning community. Learn about dialogue as inquiry, negotiating discussion guidelines, and intergroup and other forms of collaboration.

  • Advanced Teaching Online

    In the 21st century, half of all learning will be online. The opportunities are tremendous for teaching online. Discover how to plan, develop and teach an online course. Take home a ten step model for developing your online course. Experience one of the most advanced online classrooms for teachers. Learn how to create online audio lectures with slide shows. Find out how self quizzes enhance learning. See an animation, drop-and-drop exercise, and dynamite welcome pages. Engage in online discussion with other teachers. An instructor's book, Advanced Teaching Online, is included.

  • Designing Online Instruction

    Learn about the online instructional environment, envisioning your online course, developing a web course, phases of design and development, design guidelines, and more. Discover the principles behind the adoption of technology innovation and the nature of the online learning environment. Then get tips for planning your online course, identifying resources and design guidelines. Discuss the phases of design and development and models, motivating student-student interaction, and managing interaction. Get the latest information on copyright issues, assessment and evaluation.

Courses can be taken all together as a certificate program or individually. Please be sure to register for either the individual classes or the entire program on the registration form.

OPTIONAL, Become a Certified Online Instructor(COI): Certified Online Instructor (COI) requires the registrant to take a 50 question exam. The registrant will have their students evaluate one of their online courses, and the Chair of the LERN Faculty Advisory Board will critique one of the registrant's online courses.

William A. Draves , Mary Dereshiwsky, Rita Marie Conrad, Rena Palloff & Keith Pratt

Course Dates:
Advanced Teaching Online

April 14-18,

Designing Online Instruction
Feb. 3-7,
May 12-16

Building Online Learning Communities
March 10-14,
July 14-18

Certificate program: $495.00
Certificate Program with COI option: $795.00
or Sign-up for each class indvidually for $195.00 each

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