The Certificate for Online Teaching is a professional development program to prepare for online teaching success. This five, fully online course, taught via ANGEL, series provides faculty an “online student experience” while exploring a rich variety of critical topics necessary for mastery in the online classroom. Anyone interested in learning more about excellence in online teaching and learning are welcome to participate in the certificate.
The Certificate for Online Teaching is comprised of both self-directed and instructor led online courses. The Certificate for Online Teaching serves as the core curriculum of a larger collection of professional development opportunities including topics such as, serving the military student, working with the adult learner, and directing effective online group projects. More topics continue to be added to the Faculty Development program schedule. Visit the Course Catalog for full descriptions of each of the Certificate for Online Teaching courses listed below.
|COURSE||DESCRIPTION||SCHEDULE & FORMAT|
|OL 1000: Introduction to the World Campus||Offering courses to students is the culminating work of a dynamic partnership between academic programs, its representatives, and World Campus staff. This course has been designed to provide you with an introductory look at the process by which a World Campus program and course are developed and your vital role in providing students with a world class education.Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
||Mode: Independent Learning Time to Completion: 3-4 hours Part of: Certificate for Online Teaching|
|OL 1800: Accessibility||OL 1800 consists of six scenarios that guide you through processes that support student accessibility to online learning. It is an independent, self-paced course that you should be able to complete in about three hours. If you read through all of the resources that are provided, it might take a little bit longer. The course consists of three major components: six lessons, a set of resources, and a final activity.When you have completed this course you should be able to:
|OL 1900: Prove It!||OL 1900 is a self-paced course designed to build faculty competency in using many features of Penn State’s Learning Management System (LMS), ANGEL. The goal for OL 1900 is to familiarize faculty with commonly used features of ANGEL so that they reach a comfort level with using ANGEL that will enable them to focus more on pedagogy issues when teaching Continuing Education courses.||
|OL 2000: Effective Online Teaching||OL 2000 is taught in a cohort, or group, learning model, which means that you will be participating alongside fellow students over a specific time period. The course takes place over four weeks and is instructor-led. It is estimated the course will require a total of approximately 2-4 hours/week of your time.Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
|OL 2700: Online Presence||OL 2700 builds on lessons from OL 2000 focusing on “instructor presence” when teaching online. In this course, instructor presence is expanded to online presence in order to set a broader context about what we mean when we say we are “online.” How do we present ourselves online and how do we present ourselves to our students? How can our presence help to cultivate a dynamic and enriching learning experience for our students?Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
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