Introduction to Teaching Online Courses: Exploring Pedagogy, Tools and Methods

Offered:
Spring 2013: March 8 – April 5, 2013

$427.50 for participants at member/affiliate schools
$475 for all other participants
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In our increasingly global and digital world, online education is expanding by leaps and bounds. By the year 2014 it is estimated that over 10 million K-12 students in the US will be taking at least one course online,1 and nearly 22 million post-secondary students will be enrolled in online!2 It is clear that there are varied motivations both for students taking online courses, and for educators exploring the realm of teaching online. Whether to provide flexibility of schedule, extension of curriculums or programs, or a way to continue to teach students during unusual circumstances, both schools and educators can benefit from an understanding of the theories and methods behind creating online course content.

This course is designed for the secondary teacher or administrator who has limited experience with online courses, but who is interested in learning more about pedagogy and exploring methods creating online content. Participants will connect and collaborate with each other through interactive media, averaging 3-4 hours of work per a week. By the end of this four-week experience, participants will gain an understanding of how to approach creating a meaningful and rigorous online educational experience for students, and they will have established a learning community of peers with whom they can continue to explore concepts of online education and curriculum development.

Related links:
http://thejournal.com/articles/2009/10/28/10.5-million-prek-12-students-will-attend-classes-online-by-2014.aspx

http://campustechnology.com/articles/2009/10/28/most-college-students-to-take-classes-online-by-2014.aspx