Discover the fascinating world of online learning and teaching. Specifically for K-12 teachers, you will find out why and how your students learn online. Find out about all the wonderful eTools being used, from drag-and-drop games to virtual labs.
Then find out how you can begin to use the web in your own teaching. See why web-enhanced courses are being introduced in K-12 schools. Then take home online strategies for helping your students to learn more and preparing them for the workplace.
One month course, William A. Draves, instructor.
optional additional $40 USD paid later for graduate credit from the University of South Dakota.
About 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.
How 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.
Participate when 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 days of the week.
What you will do
For each Unit, you will:
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 week to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.
It’s easy. It’s fun.
Ave. hours 16, 1.6 CEUs/ILUs
About Your Instructor
William A. Draves is author of “Advanced Teaching Online” and “Learning On the Net.” He has been teaching online for over a decade. More than 6,000 faculty in higher education and K-12 have taken his online course on teaching online. He has presented and consulted on the topic of online learning and teaching for schools and colleges all over the United States, Canada, and internationally. He is a lead instructor for the Certified Online Instructor (COI), the leading designation for faculty teaching online.
What some students say:
"I cannot believe the course is over already. So many ideas were presented that will assist in learning in the classroom." - Nancy Harrington
Upon successful completion of the course, you will: