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  Discover a new online format to use in training employees and/or providing customer education.  The asynchronous teacher-led online course with a start and end date has been shown to be cost-effective and superior to other online formats for intensive and comprehensive training and education. Millions of employees coming into the workplace have already experienced it. Now you can get the best training in building and teaching online from a national online learning authority who has taught thousands how to teach online.

Two month course, William A. Draves and Leslie Kowalczyk, instructors.  


 outlineCourse Outline

Unit 1
Training Online

  • How training online is different from classroom learning
  • The unique asynchronous teacher-led online course with start and end dates
  • Why other online training formats are inferior

Unit 2
How the Internet is Changing How We Train

  • Why you should train staff and/or customers online
  • Why cognitive information is delivered better by the Internet
  • The Top 10 reasons why the Internet is better than traditional training
  • Why there is more interaction online
  • Where and when in-person training is most effective

Unit 3
Developing Your Online Course

  • What an online classroom looks like
  • Everything you need to know about the technology
  • Building online content
  • Creating end results and outcomes
  • Writing text and copy
  • Making audio and video presentations
  • Development time and cost

Unit 4
Keys to successful Online Courses

  • Planning for long term success
  • The economics of online learning
  • There are 100,000 niches available
  • Making your trainers experts 

Unit 5
Creating your online course curriculum

  • Writing a Unit based outline
  • Creating a course description
  • Writing outcomes and objectives

Unit 6
Building Content Online

  • Online readings, how much, how little
  • Creating audio presentations with slides
  • Incorporating embedded videos

Unit 7
Measuring Online Learning

  • Creating online assessments
  • Developing Unit quizzes and tests
  • Exploring Multiple Assessments

Unit 8
Teaching the Online Course

  • Fostering online discussion
  • How time is involved
  • Managing your online course

Question MarkAbout online learning

Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends.  It’s easy. It’s fun. 

GearsHow the Course Works

It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom.  You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.

Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.

CalendarParticipate when you want

Participants can participate as little or as much as you want.
You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.
For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different times a day, since its a week long course.

ChecklistWhat you will do

For each Unit, you will:

  • Readings are assigned for each day from the textbooks provided at registration.
  • Have the option of accessing the online readings
  • Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides
  • Have the option of taking a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
  • Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants

For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.
The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.


The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.

Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.

We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each day to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.

It’s easy. It’s fun.


Next offering(s):
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$995 total 

Ave. hours 32, 3.2 CEUs/ILUs

About Your Instructors

William A. Draves is one of the foremost authorities in the world on teaching online. More than 6,000 faculty and teachers have taken this course. He did his graduate work in education, with an emphasis on adult education, from The George Washington University in Washington DC.

Draves has taught for over thirty years, including teaching at the graduate level. His books include "How to Teach Adults," the most popular book ever written on the subject, and "Energizing the Learning Environment."

He has been interviewed by Wired.com, The New York Times, NPR, NBC Nightly News, Washington Post, Virtual University News, Chronicle of Higher Education and other national media.

Directional ArrowsCourse Objectives

  • To provide participants with an overview and understanding of how training online differs from in-person or face-to-face teaching;
  • To provide participants with the practical, how-to knowledge of how to plan, develop and construct an asynchronous teacher-led online course;
  • To provide participants with the knowledge of how to facilitate online discussion, engage online learners, and interact with online learners to enhance their learning;
  • To provide participants with an understanding of how knowledge is constructed and delivered online, and how the three basic elements of content, interaction and assessment relate to each other in creating the best online learning experience;
  • To provide participants with the competence and self confidence to train effectively online. 

Puzzle PiecesCourse Outcomes

At the end of the course, you will:

  • Get a ten step model and process for the development and teaching of an online course;
  • Be able to plan, develop and teach an online course with the knowledge skills gained from this course;
  • Have seen how a model online classroom functions;
  • Have engaged in sharing new ideas and the latest tips and techniques with other trainers and teachers, including your instructors.
Completion Requirements