Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Last Call for the Fall 2010! E-Learning For Educators

ONLINE COURSE EDUC 760  3 semester hours graduate credit

Instructors: Sara Turansky and Becky Mather

Explore online and blended applications for e-learning using an open source learning management system, Moodle, and the D2L learning management system. You will have the opportunity to create your course content with Moodle, an inexpensive way for educators to create an effective online course.

Activities include hands-on experience with Web 2.0 tools such as blogs, wikis and podcasts as well as search tools, surveys, quizzes, and discussion systems.

This course prepares learners to lead and manage instructional challenges in a variety of online settings in educational institutions, corporations, the military, health care and government agencies. The emphasis is on what you can use right now in your teaching or training.

This course introduces educators to the hands on realities of teaching online. Using Moodle and D2L teach and learn as both a student and an instructor.  Discover e-learning best practices and create discussion forums, online surveys, quizzes and e-portfolios.

EDUC 760-900 September 27 - November 19, 2010

EDUC 760-902 September 20 - November 12, 2010

Course Info
What students are saying:

"It was a great first experience with online learning!  I would, I have, and I will, recommend the course to colleagues with whom I work, and I would consider another online course without hesitation. I couldn't have asked for a better experience!" 
~ Middle School Librarian, Los Angeles, California

"I enjoyed the instructor(s) and their focus on organization and professionalism."
~ Instructor at Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee, Wisconsin

"Prior to beginning the class, one of my most strongly held notions was that the interaction and level of engagement in an online course environment could not come close to the experience one has in a face to face class. While I don't know that I am ready to fully embrace the concept that one should be able to earn a high school diploma or a Bachelor's degree completely online,  I certainly believe there is tremendous value, rigor, and powerful sense of community that can be developed in a thoughtfully constructed course with a skilled teacher shepherding the process. "
~ Middle School Librarian, Los Angeles, California

Last Call for Assessment of Student Learning in the Online Classroom

Last Call Fall 2010!

EDUC 762 September 20 - November 12, 2010

Assessment in E-Learning (Click for course description.)

EDUC 762 3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Dr. Datta Kaur Khalsa (Faculty Bio)

Have you realized how powerful assessment is in the online learning environment? Assessment has the capability to drive interactions and engagement, as well as minimize plagiarism, strengthen higher-level learning and build eportfolios. Learn what is needed to become an excellent online course designer while developing your electronic record keeping systems and methods for evaluating discussion postings and group projects. Become familiar with assessment tools that could make or break your online course.
Enroll now!

* I want to add a personal note to this course announcement. I've worked with Dr. Datta Kaur Khalsa for years. She is a spectacular online teacher with a warm and understanding online presence.

Some might think of online assessment as a dry topic. You'll find Datta's class anything but dry! This is a great course! Take the leap and join now.

You won't be disappointed

~ Dennis

LAST CALL FALL 2010: Instructional Design for eLearning with Susan Manning

  • EDUC 763  September 27-November 19, 2010
  • 3 graduate credits
If you’re trying to figure out what to do with your online course, either because it seems lifeless or you wonder what could be different, Instructional Design for eLearning may be for you.

Or, if you want to find out more about what goes into designing and delivering quality education online, this is definitely for you! We cover the theoretical and the practical sides of organizing learning events for online delivery.

Delivered in a highly engaging and interactive asynchronous format, the class examines topics such as theories of learning, linking objectives to assessment and methods for presenting content. The course addresses issues for K12, higher education and corporate trainers. For more information, visit:

This class is taught by Dr. Susan Manning, e-learning professional and co-host of the great podcast series, The Greenroom at Learning Susan has also recently authored (along with Keven Johnson) the new book Online Education for Dummies.