Thursday, August 3, 2017

E-Learning for Educators

E-learning for Educators

No travel to campus required

EDUC 760 E-learning for Educators

Learn strategies for blended teaching and online teaching or training.

Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Maggie Rouman
Fall:  
EDUC 760 900 September 5 - October 27, 2017
or EDUC 760 901 October 9 - December 1, 2017
  • Tuition is the same for Wisconsin residents, out-of-state and international students
  • No registration fee and no program application
  • E-textbook provided as part of course tuition
  • Enrollment is limited to 15 students per section

Who Should Enroll


The courses are designed for experienced trainers and educators interested in
  • entering the field of online teaching/training
  • or
  • adding blended web-based instruction into their face-to-face classes.
Our students include:
  • Educators seeking training for a post-retirement second career
  • Applicants for tenure-track jobs at universities
  • Graduate students seeking training in online teaching to enhance a Masters or Doctoral degree resume
  • Trainers in corporations, nonprofit organizations, business, government, and military
  • Technical and community college instructors (adjunct and full-time) 
  • College and university professors (adjunct and full-time) 
  • K-12 teachers (blended classrooms and virtual schools) 
  • Clinical healthcare educators involved in patient education, healthcare education, continuing education or in-service education, community health education, or academic healthcare education 
  • Nurse educators for RN, BSN and MSN programs
  • Curriculum consultants, professional development coordinators, and distance education leaders 
  • Continuing education facilitators

You will

  • Analyze research on using learning management systems for online and blended settings.
  • Create prompts and facilitate discussion forums.
  • Create technology-based assessment.
  • Critically analyze universal design and accessibility research.
  • Create closed caption video.
  • Research, evaluate and curate digital information.
  • Design and publish an electronic portfolio of course artifacts. 

Course Description


Historical background and current trends in online learning. Concepts and foundations of evidence-based practices for successful teaching online. E-learning theory, principles, course management systems, accessibility, copyright, and web-based technology tools.
Enroll in the course to meet your goals for 
  • professional development
  • continuing education
  • license renewal
  • graduate credits to transfer to another university
  • an elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree.
This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program and is the introductory course in the E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate.

E-textbook


An e-textbook will be provided when you login to the course. You may open the e-book to read online from your laptop or desktop. The e-textbook software is compatible with an iPad, Kindle Fire or fully internet-capable device. It is not compatible with a Kindle Reader.
Palloff, Rena M. and Pratt, Keith. (2013). Lessons from the Virtual Classroom: The Realities of Online Teaching (2nd ed). Jossey-Bass ISBN: 978-111812373 
If you prefer to read a hard copy of the textbook instead of reading via your computer or tablet, you may purchase the book from online bookstores such as amazon.com, Barnes & Noble or textbooks.com. Be sure to allow for delivery time. NOTE the ISBN number and 2nd edition.
Additional recommended web-based articles will be available via the course modules.

Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to:
  1. Analyze research on teaching and learning using learning management systems for online and blended settings.
  2. Evaluate, select and manage technology-based assessment tools.
  3. Apply collaborative learning theory to create and use web tools such as discussion forums and blogs for collaborative learning.
  4. Locate and evaluate the accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, and bias of electronic information resources to be used in the online classroom.
  5. Demonstrate the ethical use of digital information resources and understanding of educational copyright and fair use principles in e-learning environments.
  6. Apply understanding of the impact of learner differences: culture/race, ability/disability, gender, age, socioeconomic status, and family influences on the delivery of e-learning.
  7. Analyze how accessibility of technology-based resources affects planning for instruction.
  8. Design and publish an electronic portfolio of course artifacts.
The course is highly interactive with a significant discussion component. 
All discussion postings, projects, and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion board and Dropbox.
Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week. 
This is not a self-paced course.

SIGN UP SOON!

The School of Education reserves the right to cancel classes that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

For More Information

Request Information Online
Contact Us: Dennis O'Connor, Program Advisor
E-learning and Online Teaching Certificate
Telephone: 530-318-1145
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Trends and Issues in Instructional Design

Trends and Issues in Instructional Design

EDUC 765 Trends and Issues in Instructional Design

Online Course - 3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Nicholle Stone 
The January session is filled.
Fall:  August 28 - October 20, 2018

Tuition, Due Dates, and Registration

Register early to reserve a spot as this course fills very quickly.

Who Should Enroll

This instructional design online course is open to students seeking professional development, continuing education or license/certification renewal and is also one of the required courses for individuals pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design.
Participants may include
  • health educators pursuing a career in educational or service settings in hospitals, dental programs, clinics, long-term care facilities, retirement/assisted living facilities, in-home healthcare or other professionals who deliver instruction or continuing education to health professionals including computer-based learning;
  • continuing education and outreach facilitators in museums, government, professional associations, and nonprofit organizations and military settings;
  • web developers, software designers and computer support personnel who develop reference materials, documentation, and customer support tutorials;
  • instructional designers for textbook or e-learning companies;
  • virtual high school teachers, curriculum coordinators,  professional development coordinators, and continuing education professionals who want to update or expand their knowledge in curriculum development, assessment, and revitalize their teaching and learning strategies;
  • instructional/educational technologists who support educators in redesigning courses.

What You Will Learn

This is an 8-week online instructional design course which provides an introduction to learning theory, instructional design models, and the instructional design and development process. You will study variables that affect adult learning, techniques for stimulating and sustaining learner motivation, and how to reinforce learning. Whether you are in health care, education, business, software development or any other industry, this online course will help you to analyze, design, and develop instruction.
NOTE: Throughout the instructional design certificate courses you will create portfolio quality products. For this course, you will create a course design document and develop a unit or module of instruction.

Is financial aid available?

Yes, if you are enrolled in the University of Wisconsin-Stout Master of Science in Education degree program and enrolled in a minimum of five (5) credits.
NOTE: Tuition for students enrolled in a Masters degree program at UW-Stout will be billed at the degree program credit hour rate.

Textbook to Purchase

Purchase the following paperback used from amazon.com or another online book source.
Mager, Robert F. Preparing instructional objectives: A critical tool in the development of effective instruction (3rd ed.). Center for Effective Performance. 
ISBN: 978-1879618039 
You will be provided a second book as an e-textbook. When you login to the course, you will access the e-textbook to read online from your tablet, laptop or desktop. The e-textbook software is compatible with an iPad, Kindle Fire or fully internet capable device. It is not compatible with a Kindle Reader. 
If you prefer to read a hard copy instead of via your computer or tablet, you may purchase the book used or new from an online book source such as amazon.com or the publisher.
Morrison, R. G., Ross, M. S., Kalman, H.K., & Kemp, E. J. (2013). Designing effective instruction (7th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. 
ISBN: 978-1118359990
Additional recommended web-based articles will be available via the course modules.

What Does an Instructional Designer Do?

"... completing a certificate can be the most direct path to career success."
~ from Complete College of America, Certificates Count: An Analysis of Sub-Baccalaureate Certificates

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the instructional design course, students will be able to:
  1. Analyze processes of designing instruction and summarize the components of instructional design models.
  2. Compare and analyze several models for instructional design.
  3. Apply motivation theory to the instructional design process.
  4. Apply and summarize adult learning theories.
  5. Compare learning theories and create a learning philosophy.
  6. Research and analyze components needed to conduct a front-end analysis for an instructional product and explain variables linked to cultural and linguistic diversity.
  7. Apply research-based design model(s) to an instructional problem.
No travel to campus required. Because this class is online and open to you 24/7, you may participate from your home or work computer during hours that are flexible and convenient for your work and family schedule and responsibilities.
The class is highly interactive with a significant discussion component. All discussion postings, projects, and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion board and Dropbox. Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week; this is not a self-paced class.

SIGN UP SOON!

Register online
The School of Education reserves the right to cancel classes that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

For More Information

Request Information Online 
Contact Us: School of Education 
Online Professional Development
University of Wisconsin - Stout Menomonie, WI 54751 
Phone: 715-232-2693
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Thursday, July 6, 2017

E-Learning Practicum

E-Learning Practicum

EDUC 764 E-Learning Practicum

Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit 
Instructor: Dennis O'Connor
Summer: EDUC 764 960 August 28 - December 15 2017
Enrollment limited to ten students.
Prerequisites:
During the practicum, you will teach online with a cooperating instructor gaining valuable real world online teaching experience. A customized internship is available for those already teaching online. Successful completion of the practicum earns the E-Learning Certificate.

You Will

  • Facilitate student discussions.
  • Utilize the instructor side of learning management systems.
  • Accurately evaluate online student performance.
  • Participate in peer reviews.
  • Use a rubric to self-evaluate teaching performance.
  • Sustain a reflective mindset.
  • Develop an ongoing professional learning network.
  • Finalize a professional e-portfolio.

Course Description

Practicum in teaching online with a cooperating online instructor. Application of online pedagogy and technology evaluated through observation, discussion and reflections.
GPA of 3.0 or higher in each of the five e-learning courses (15 credits) is required to receive the certificate

E-textbooks

E-textbooks will be provided when you login to the course. You may open the e-book to read online from your laptop or desktop. The e-textbook software is compatible with an iPad, Kindle Fire or fully internet-capable device. It is not compatible with a Kindle Reader.
Palloff, Rena M. and Pratt, Keith. (2013). Lessons from the Virtual Classroom: The Realities of Online Teaching (2nd ed). Jossey-Bass ISBN: 978-111812373
Palloff, Rena M. and Pratt, Keith. (2007). Building Online Learning Communities: Effective Strategies for the Virtual Classroom (2nd ed). John Wiley & Sons ISBN: 978-0787988258
If you prefer to read a hard copy of the textbook instead of reading via your computer or tablet, you may purchase the book from online bookstores such as amazon.com, Barnes & Noble or textbooks.com. Be sure to allow for delivery time. NOTE the ISBN number and 2nd edition.
Additional recommended web-based articles will be available via the course modules.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Develop a web-based learning environment using a learning management system to create and revise an accessible sequence of instruction that includes knowledge delivery, student response, and summative evaluation.
  2. Apply multiple technology-enabled measures to accurately evaluate online student performance.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge, skills and dispositions related to diversity and engage all online students with exceptionalities through e-learning conversations.
  4. Facilitate threaded discussions by synthesizing themes and applying questioning skills.
  5. Use multiple technologies to communicate in a timely, clear, and professional manner with students and colleagues.
  6. Create an articulate and detailed professional development plan setting goals based on lessons learned during the practicum.
  7. Publish a technically proficient electronic portfolio of learning artifacts created during the practicum and other classes of the E-Learning and Online Teaching Certificate Program.

Alignment with Teaching Standards

Course objectives are aligned with the following:
Wisconsin Standards for Teacher Development and Licensure (WI DPI) 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10
Wisconsin Standards for Administrator Development and Licensure (WI DPI) 3, 5, 7

International Society for Technology in Education, National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers, NETS-T
(ISTE NETS-T) I, II, III, IV, V, VI
No travel to campus is required. You may participate from your home or work computer during hours that are flexible and convenient for your work and family schedule and responsibilities.
The class is highly interactive with a significant discussion component. All discussion postings, projects, and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion board and Dropbox. Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week.

SIGN UP SOON!

Contact Dennis O'Connor for orientation and enrollment.

For More Information

Request Information Online
Contact Us: Dennis O'Connor, Program Advisor
E-learning and Online Teaching Certificate
University of Wisconsin - Stout Menomonie, WI 54751
Phone: (530) 318-1145
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Monday, June 19, 2017

Enroll Now! EDUC 762 Assessment in E-Learning

Assessment of Student Learning in he Online Classroom.

EDUC 762 Assessment in E-Learning

Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Maggie Rouman
Summer: EDUC 762 961 June 26 - August 18, 2017
  • Tuition is the same for Wisconsin residents, out-of-state and international students.
  • There is no registration fee and no program application.

You will learn how to

  • Design assessment strategies for blended and online courses.
  • Evaluate, select, and manage online assessment tools.
  • Detect, document, and minimize plagiarism in the blended and online classroom.
  • Align Bloom’s taxonomy with learning objectives.
  • Create and use rubrics to define expectations and levels of achievement.
  • Efficiently increase the quality of formative and summative feedback to your students.
  • Use blogs, wikis, and online surveys to assess individual and group activities.
  • Share a professional e-portfolio with artifacts of your learning.

Who Should Enroll

Educators and trainers interested in using blended or fully online delivery for courses or training, or adding web-based components to enhance face-to-face instruction. Participants may include:
  • Technical and community college instructors (adjunct and full-time)
  • College and university professors (adjunct and full-time)
  • K-12 teachers (blended classrooms and virtual schools)
  • Clinical healthcare educators involved in patient education, healthcare education, continuing education or in-service education, community health education, or academic healthcare education
  • Trainers in corporations, professional associations, nonprofit organizations, government, and military
  • Curriculum consultants, professional development coordinators, and distance education and continuing education leaders

Description

Performance-based assessment, summative and formative feedback methods to assess student learning in the online classroom.
Enroll in the course to meet your goals for 
  • professional development
  • continuing education
  • license renewal
  • graduate credits to transfer to another university
  • an elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree.
This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program and is one of the required courses for individuals pursuing the Graduate Certificate in E-Learning and Online Teaching.

Textbook

All readings will be provided online. There is no purchase of a textbook required.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate development and use of academic standards across the curriculum and application of standards and objectives in online classroom assessment and evaluation.
  2. Analyze the assessment process including types of evaluations, the relationship of assessment to learning, institutional and curriculum objectives, online testing, high stakes testing, corporate assessment framework (CAF) and standardized testing.
  3. Apply mapping to align assessment to learning outcomes, develop rubric criteria and select appropriate online assessment.
  4. Apply current research and technology tools to create authentic assessment, discourse analysis, self and peer evaluation, rubrics, online surveys, tests and quizzes for self-paced tutorials.
  5. Value fairness and adapt e-learning assessments appropriately for diverse populations of students, including students with exceptionalities.
  6. Evaluate and utilize appropriate technology tools to support assessment, including blogs, wikis, audio, video, online surveys, and eportfolios.
  7. Demonstrate research-based practices for choosing assessment models and apply plagiarism detection tools and support ethics, community building and team trust that help prevent cheating.
No travel to campus is required.
Participate from your home or work computer during hours that are flexible and convenient for your work and family schedule and responsibilities.
The class is highly interactive with a significant discussion component.
All discussion postings, projects, and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion board and Dropbox.
Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week; there are no required "live" chat sessions.
This is not a self-paced course.

SIGN UP SOON!

Register online
The School of Education reserves the right to cancel classes that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

For More Information...

Request Information Online
Contact Us: Dennis O'Connor, Program Advisor
E-learning and Online Teaching Certificate
University of Wisconsin - Stout Menomonie, WI 54751
Phone: (530) 318-1145
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