Friday, December 08, 2006

University of Wisconsin: E-Learning and Online Teaching Program

Course Descriptions and Start Dates

EDUC 744 947F E-learning for Educators

3 cr. begins January 29, 2007

This course introduces educators to e-learning and online teaching. Learners explore fully online and blended methods of training with online systems. Activities include hands-on experience with free online surveys, rubrics, quizzes, blogs, search tools and discussion systems and practice using Moodle. The emphasis is on what you can use right now in your teaching practice.

EDUC 744 955F Online Classroom: Creating Collaborative Communities

3 cr. begins January 29, 2007

Vibrant online learning communities encourage motivated independent learners. This course demonstrates the dynamics of web-based, facilitated discussion. Course participants will actively: facilitate, explore questioning skills, conflict resolution, netiquette, and collaborative learning through problem solving scenarios, simulations, and online discussions. This course is for educators who want to become highly qualified in facilitating online learning in hybrid or fully online courses.

EDUC 744 959 Assessment in the Online Classroom

3 cr. begins January 29, 2007

Explore performance-based assessment, summative and formative feedback methods to assess student learning in the online classroom. Discover best practices for grading procedures, prevention of plagiarism in the digital environment, electronic evaluation tools, electronic record keeping systems and time saving methods for evaluating e-portfolios, discussion postings, and group projects.

EDUC 744 960 Instructional Design for Online Learning

3 cr. begins April 2, 2007

Evaluation, discussion, and application of instructional design theories and principles for online learning. Examination of self-paced, hybrid and facilitated online learning modules delivered via course management systems. Scenario based simulations and case study analysis. Creating interactive multimedia learning objects. Application of accessibility and usability guidelines in web-based course design.

Registration for spring semester is available online at:

Each class is designed for K-12 teachers who wish to learn how to design and teach online courses. The courses are designed for high school science, mathematics, foreign language, Advance Placement (AP) and Honors course instructors, as well as language arts and social studies faculty. Both newcomers and those with online teaching experience will find these classes useful and practical. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of e-learning technology to your immediate instructional needs.

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