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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

Choose one session:
EDUC 760 960 May 1 - June 23, 2017
or EDUC 760 961 June 5 - July 28, 2017

EDUC 760 900 September 5 - October 27, 2017
or EDUC 760 901 October 9 - Decmber 1, 2017

Tuition, Due Dates, and Registration

  • 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

Enroll in the course to meet your goals for

Who Should Enroll

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.

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.

Our Students Say ...

This course was relevant and well organized. I'm looking forward to continuing in the certificate program.

The instructor provided remarkable timely and professional feedback about my interaction and progress in the course.  I felt encouraged and supported the whole way through.

She is an excellent example of an online educator, and I will take this experience and attempt to mirror it in my future teaching.

Her style of using Youtube videos for visual instruction was very helpful.


An e-textbook is provided when you login to the course. You may open the e-book to read online from your tablet, laptop or desktop. 

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, Barnes & Noble or NOTE the ISBN number and 2nd edition.

Additional recommended web-based articles will be available via the course modules.

If you need a copy of the syllabus, email: Online Professional Development
Phone: 715-232-2693

You may participate from your home or work computer during hours that are flexible and convenient.

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 class.


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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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