4 Week Courses

Instructor-led, Fully online continuing education courses
4 continuing education units (CEUs) are awarded to students who successfully complete these course with a grade of 80% or better.

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Creating Accessible Documents

Description
The purpose of this course is to introduce the steps to making documents, presentations, and workbooks accessible. Participants will make their own materials accessible, and interact with classmates making their materials accessible.
Prerequisite: It is recommended, though not required, that participants complete the Foundations of Accessibility course prior to completing Creating Accessible Documents.
DAE Required Course

Creating Accessible Videos

Description
The purpose of this course is to introduce storyboarding, video production, and video accessibility. Participants will discover and discuss issues in accessibility, as well as learn how to caption external videos and create accessible videos. View Creating Accessible Videos course objectives and prerequisites.

Digital Technology for Online Leaders

Description
The purpose of this course is to explore a variety of technology tools used to develop current and dependable infrastructures that manage and support online work of students, faculty, and administrators. The main emphasis of this course will be to introduce participants to issues concerning the use of technology and how to enrich the experiences of those using technology to deliver online programs. The economical, technological, and pedagogical pros and cons of technologies will be discussed.
Prerequisite: None
MOLA Certificate Required Course

Foundations of Accessibility for Educators

Description
The purpose of this course is to introduce the legal landscape of accessibility, universal design for learning, and course design principals. Participants will discover and discuss issues regarding accessibility, and the gains which can be made from a universal design for learning approach.
Prerequisite: None
DAE Certificate Required Course
MOLA Certificate Required Course

Internal Advocacy for Online Leaders

Description
The purpose of this course is for the participants to learn how to engage stakeholders through an articulated vision inside their organizations. The students will explore how to advocate for pedagogically driven approaches, establish structures that integrate online learning with the traditional campus, and learn how to establish a mission and vision that support the institution and how to establish a communication plan for internal audiences.
Prerequisite: None
MOLA Certificate Required Course

Foundations of Open Educational Resources

Description

This course provides an overview and insights into the key issues of Open Educational Resources. Participants will engage with peers by exploring, evaluating, and identifying resources. The student to student and instructor to student interactions are designed to benefit the students, teaching, and leadership experiences in understanding the use of OERs.

Prerequisite: None

Group Work Online

Description
The purpose of this course is to explore in detail the dynamics of creating group assignments and facilitating group work-based learning in an online environment. Participants will explore a variety of methodologies for group work application in online courses. Participants will produce a unit utilizing group work for a course or topic they instruct.
Prerequisite: Overview of Online Instruction or Blended Learning Design and Instruction or equivalent

Mobile Technologies in Online Learning

Description
The purpose of this course is to assist participants in discovering various mobile technologies as they might be applied to distance learning. Participants will survey various technology formats, analyzing for strengths and weaknesses of each. Participants will design, create, and present a learning unit in mobile learning format appropriate to their primary student demographic.
Prerequisite: Overview of Online Instruction or Blended Learning Design and Instruction or equivalent

 

Teaching Languages Online

Description
This course examines the challenges and possibilities of providing L2 instruction for students online. This course allows L2 instructors to explore, discuss, and experience the use of tools in the context of online communicative language teaching.
Prerequisite: None

 

 


Previously Offered Classes

Asynchronous Classroom Communications

Description
The purpose of this course is to provide focused insight into and methods for structuring an online course to maximize the quality of interaction among, students, and between the instructor and students. This is a modified version of the 8-week course focusing on building community through online discussion and peer feedback.

Prerequisite: Overview of Online Instruction or equivalent

Synchronous Classrooms

Description
This is course will move well beyond the well-known asynchronous learning environment and explore the ideas behind skills needed to teach online in real time-synchronously. By addressing the pedagogical foundations first and then identifying and practicing the new skill sets, the course will prepare participants to better plan and manage the synchronous classroom.
Prerequisite: None

Time Management for Online Instructors

Description
This course includes strategies for saving time during the design and development of the course, as well as useful techniques for saving time during the facilitation of the course. A final module on personal time management completes the course. The course has been designed to use the participants’ time efficiently. However, it should be noted that the course is highly interactive and collaborative which requires active and timely participation.
Prerequisite: None