University of Wisconsin Stout | Wisconsin's Polytechnic University
Online Professional Development
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UW-Stout can help you achieve your goals.
Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Dennis O'Connor
Tuition and Registration
January 20 - March 27, 2015
Practicum in teaching online with a cooperating online instructor. Application of online pedagogy and technology evaluated through observation, discussion and reflections.
This course culminates your preparation as an e-learning professional. You will finalize your professional e-portfolio as a career building demonstration of your online teaching skills and abilities.
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.
Note: The practicum may only be taken after all other courses for the Graduate Certificate in E-Learning and Online Teaching are completed. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor and 3.0 gpa in all prerequisite courses.
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 book stores 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.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
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. 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.
The School of Education reserves the right to cancel classes that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements.
"The practicum combines scholarly learning, practical experience and the latest online tools and research while being coached and mentored by a group of dedicated and experienced instructors. I am proud to have had the opportunity to achieve my certification from UW-Stout in this program. Don't stop pushing the envelope! You are doing a great job!"
"One of the things that has really struck me is the sense of camaraderie that develops in these classes between people who have never met before, face to face. I think this is very contrary to what most people think. They expect that an online class will be totally devoid of human interaction, and I'm thoroughly convinced that there is more... it's just not face to face. If I had it to do all over again, I would do it in a heartbeat."
~ Loren Rochester, Special Projects Manager/Training & Development Madison, Wisconsin
"... Experiencing an online course from the vantage point of a learner offered me invaluable insight in course content, design, and establishing a community of learners. To foster successful online teaching, classroom management and teacher communication skills are paramount. "
~ Dianne Scott, English Department Chair
North Dakota Center for Distance Education
"The culminating practicum allowed me to put theory into practice under the guidance of a supportive, experienced mentor. Today I am working as an online facilitator, with the opportunity to live my professional dream, all thanks to the excellent education I received through UW-Stout."
~ Patricia Hutton, Online Facilitator
South Plainfield, New Jersey
University of Wisconsin - Stout is proud to be the first university in Wisconsin to be certified for excellence in distance education practices.