University of Wisconsin Stout | Wisconsin's Polytechnic University
Online Professional Development
UW-Stout can help you achieve your goals.
UW-Stout can help you achieve your goals.
Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Dr. Maryruth Hicks
Spring: February 27 - April 21, 2017
Summer: June 26 - August 18, 2017
Concepts, methods, and research for creating and facilitating a collaborative online community of practice.
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:
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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.
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; there is one required live chat session in Week 7. Participants will determine a time that is convenient for all.
This class is essential for those who are interested in a career as an online instructor.
This is not a self-paced course.
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.
Lehmann, Kay and Lisa Chamberlin (2009). Making the Move to eLearning: Putting Your Course Online. Rowman & Littlefield Education Publishers. (Paperback) ISBN-13: 978-1-60709-041-0.
If you prefer to read a paperback textbook, instead of reading via your computer or tablet, you may purchase the book from amazon.com.
Additional readings and lectures will be available online within the text of each module.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
Course objectives are aligned with the International Society for Technology in Education, National Educational Technology Standards, (NETS-T) III, 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.
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
University of Wisconsin - Stout Menomonie, WI 54751
"...the course design fostered a level of cohesive participant interaction that I have not experienced in many places. The instructor provided an effective model of online facilitation while teaching about online instruction. This could have easily exposed the underbelly of a weak course. Collaborative Communities stood up to that challenge.
Every potential online instructor should take this class."
~ Paul Mugan, High school biology teacher, Waverly, Iowa
“The time management techniques and resources shared related to prepping, first week activities and what to do during and after your online course ends were pure gold! ”
~Jennette Kane, Technology Integration Supervisor,Pepper Pike, Ohio
"From the psychological to the practical, the information and the resources I obtained in the course equipped me to successfully navigate the paradigm shift from the traditional to the online setting and facilitate a rich, learner-centered online community of practice. Finally, the course text, Making the Move to eLearning: Putting your Course Online, has repeatedly been an invaluable addition to my resource library."
~ Traci Skog,Instructional Designer, Wilson, Wisconsin
"I loved the course because I learned how to be a great online facilitator. I learned about my strengths and weaknesses and how to use both to my advantage. And I learned to think differently about learning in an online environment."
~ Shelley Lee Science Education Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
"Thank you for being current and future pioneers ensuring that
learners like me are able to have meaningful interactions and know the
difference between good and bad facilitation techniques. The work and materials that you provided in this course are what I can use and not just leave on a shelf."
~ Deborah Pace, Director of Employer Relations, Springfield, Massachusetts
University of Wisconsin - Stout is proud to be the first university in Wisconsin to be certified for excellence in distance education practices.