This six-week online course takes a practitioner’s look at the art of online instruction. Using many of the current pedagogical approaches of online instruction, participants in this course will be introduced to the basics of online instruction. Course assignments include readings, online discussion and reflection as an online instructor. Students in the course can expect a highly active, fully engaging, professionally stimulating class session each week.
Instructor John Graves has over 20 years of experience of online instruction. He has a passion for inquiry instruction and models thought-provoking, challenging examples of creative engaging, effective online courses.
The course is appropriate for anyone who will be teaching online at the middle, high school or college level. It will be particularly helpful for people who are teaching online for the first time, as participants can build their own course while completing this course. Experienced online instructors will also pick up new techniques and strategies for being the best possible online instructor.
Week 1: What IS online teaching and what it’s NOT
Week 2: The online instructor: not a transplanted classroom teacher
Week 3: The online student: connected, but easily lost
Week 4: The learning management system: learning the ins and outs
Week 5: Creating the course content: NOT uploaded lectures
Week 6: Up and running for Day 1
Course begins June 12, 2017.