This course is intended for anyone who wants to learn more about teaching online or online course design. There are a number of different types of online education. This course will be most applicable to an instructor in an online course, including for a secondary or postsecondary school, or in a corporate setting. Explore online course design including examples illustrated in learning management systems such as Canvas, Schoology, and Moodle.
- [Voiceover] There are no prerequisites for this course. Although, there is the assumption that you're familiar with terminology related to education. The principles and concepts discussed in this course will be applicable to anyone interested in teaching online. Although there are a number of different types of online education, this course will be most applicable to someone who is, or will be, an instructor in a facilitated online course. Perhaps for a secondary or post-secondary school, or even in a corporate setting. Throughout this course, I'll be referring to different learning management systems such as Canvas, Schoology and Moodle.
Although a learning management system, or LMS, isn't required to teach online, it's likely that you'll be using some type of online platform. The purpose of this course is not to cover the specifics of any particular LMS or educational technology, but rather the guiding principles and concepts related to online course design and course management. Along the way, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can connect with me on Twitter where my handle is @schink10.
I hope that you enjoy this course, and develop a better understanding of teaching online.
Staff author Oliver Schinkten draws the connections between high-quality instruction and online education. He provides a framework for creating a digital classroom—with or without a learning management system—and guidance to get students interacting with the course material, the instructor, and each other. Collaboration is the key to making the learning experience more dynamic. Oliver also shows how to incorporate digital resources and the latest ed tech into your classroom, and make sure the lessons are accessible to students of all ability levels.
- What is online education?
- Why does online education succeed?
- Understanding learning management systems
- Incorporating technology in the classroom
- Setting guidelines and expectations about online courses
- Writing learning outcomes and learning objectives
- Sharing and curating files and resources
- Tracking student progress
- Engaging students
- Fostering communication
- Providing feedback
- Making learning accessible to students with disabilities