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.

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

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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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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...

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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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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Using Games for Learning and Assessment

Using Games for Learning and Assessment

EDUC 646 Using Games for Learning and Assessment

Online Course 1 semester hour graduate credit
Instructor: Dr. Susan Manning
Summer: July 5 - July 28, 2017

You Will Learn

  • Integration of interactive games and simulations with your curriculum
  • Implications for effective assessment
  • Use of games to support collaboration, problem-solving, decision-making
  • How games increase motivation and engagement including benefits and drawbacks
  • How quests and incentives such as badges support the inquiry process
  • The core tenants of game-based learning
(This course does not teach game design or use game design software.)
This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program. 
You may enroll in this course to meet your goals for 
  • professional development
  • license renewal
  • graduate elective credits
  • credits to transfer to another university

Who should enroll?

Designed for educators and trainers interested in experiencing game-based learning and assessment. Get your game on and gamify learning!
  • K-12 teachers (blended classrooms and virtual schools)
  • Technical and community college instructors (adjunct and full-time)
  • College and university professors (adjunct and full-time)
  • Instructional designers or curriculum developers in any setting
  • 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

e-Textbook Provided

Marczewski, Andrzej. Even Ninja Monkeys Like to Play: Gamification, Game Thinking & Motivational Design (2016), Blurb.
ISBN: 978-1364955526

Additional web-based readings and media will be available within the course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:
  1. Differentiate between various types of games and simulations and match with types of assessment techniques.

  2. Critically analyze and reflect on benefits and drawbacks of interactive games and simulations when determining the best assessment tool to match a curricular or training need.

  3. Collaborate with others using online tools and demonstrate how to locate, evaluate and select games or simulations for a specific instructional need.

  4. Create assessment action plans and field test interactive games or simulations and demonstrate ability to determine a curricular/training fit in instructional decision-making.

  5. Interpret assessment results of field tests and assess the effectiveness in supporting identified learner outcomes. 

Alignment with Standards

Course objectives are aligned with the following:
Wisconsin Standards for Teacher Development and Licensure (WI DPI) 4, 7, 8,10
National Board for Professional Teaching Standard 3
No travel to campus is required. 
Participate from your home or work computer during hours that are best for your work and family schedule.

Sign Up Soon!

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

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

EDUC 653 Middle School Through Adult 6-Traits Writing Instruction

Teaching and Assessing Writing with the 6-Traits

Register NOW!

EDUC 653 Middle School Through Adult 6-Traits Writing Instruction

EDUC 654 PK Through Elementary 6-Traits Writing Instruction

Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Renee Williams
Summer: June 26 - August 18, 2017
Try the course for five days to determine if it meets your goals and needs. 

You Will Learn How to

  • Enhance student writing by teaching and assessing ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions
  • Build the reading/writing connection using mentor texts
  • Use digital tools in the writing process
  • Use the writing process with multiple ways to teach
    Prewriting/Brainstorming
    Organizing and developing a message/drafting
    Revising/changing, rewriting, clarifying, deleting and regrouping text
    Editing/grammar, punctuation and spelling corrections
    Preparing product for publication/sharing
  • Engage students in the art of writing well
  • Develop time-saving assessment and feedback strategies using rubrics
  • Make connections between the 6-Traits, Common Core and writing across the curriculum

Who Should Enroll?

  • ESL/ELL teachers
  • Middle school and high school English and language arts teachers
  • Elementary teachers
  • K-12 teachers interested in writing across the curriculum, special education teachers
  • Technical and community college writing instructors
  • Curriculum coordinators
You may enroll in this course for
  • professional development
  • license renewal
  • graduate credits
  • transfer credit to another university
EDUC 653 Middle School Through Adult 6-Traits Writing Instruction   
Course Description: Concepts, instructional methods and assessment strategies for improving writing instruction, middle school through post-secondary. Self-assessment strategies, application of 6-traits, technology and software applications, and writing across the curriculum.
EDUC 654 PK Through Elementary 6-Traits Writing Instruction 
Course Description: Application of the 6-Traits approach to assessment and instruction of student writing in PK through grade 5. Study of the continuum of primary and elementary language arts skills and writing across the curriculum.

Textbook

An e-textbook is included as part of your course tuition.
Textbook for PK-3 teachers:Spandel, Vicki, (2011). Creating Young Writers: Using the Six Traits to Enrich Writing Process in Primary Classrooms (3rd Edition) (Creating 6-Trait Revisers and Editors Series), Pearson Education.ISBN: 978-0132685856
Textbook for Grades 4*, 5, Middle School, High School, and Adult Ed teachers:Spandel, Vicki. (2012). Creating Writers: 6 Traits, Process, Workshop, and Literature (6th Edition). Pearson. ISBN: 978-0132944106
*4th grade teachers, ESL, Special Ed, and teachers working in 'inclusive' classrooms could benefit from using both books.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Articulate an understanding of the historical foundations of the 6-traits writing movement and its relevance to classroom instruction.
  2. Analyze writing samples based on the critical attributes of each trait.
  3. Apply a variety of composing and revision techniques used in the writing process.
  4. Apply the 6-traits rubrics to analytically score writing samples and describe reasoning behind scoring decisions based on the point scale rubrics of Education Northwest (formerly NWREL).
  5. Utilize online databases to practice and calibrate analytical scoring for each of the 6-traits.
  6. Demonstrate effective strategies for teaching writing and differentiate 6-traits instruction based on a wide range of academic diversity including English language learners and special needs students.
  7. Redesign current writing lessons and integrate the 6-traits approach with developmentally appropriate learning activities.
  8. Analyze the impact of standardized testing on writing instruction and how 6-traits assessments help prepare students for Common Core state and national writing tests.
  9. Apply collaborative learning theory, model the technique with writing classes, and demonstrate technology use such as discussion forums, online writing centers, and blogs for writing assignments.
  10. Incorporate integrated technology activities and opportunities into writing lessons.
  11. Increase the frequency of student writing and strategic integration by carefully designed writing tasks.
  12. Practice providing in-depth and meaningful feedback to student writing.
  13. Write reflectively about the themes, topics, and issues involved in teaching with the 6-traits.
  14. Synthesize current research, contemporary theories, teaching strategies, and instructional technology to teach writing in content areas.

Alignment with Teaching Standards

Course objectives are aligned with the following:
Wisconsin Teaching Standards
(WI DPI) 1, 3, 7, 8, 9
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards 3 - Teachers are Responsible for Managing and Monitoring Student Learning
National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers
(NETS-T) 2, 3
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; there are no required "live" chat sessions.

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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