Description:  

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. 

 

 

outlineCourse Outline

Unit 1
How the Internet is Changing How We Learn
Why your students are learning online
Why virtual schools and online courses are growing
How online learning prepares students for the work world
Why you as a teacher are more important than ever

Unit 2
Introduction to Online Courses
The technology of online courses
How online courses work
How knowledge is organized differently online
Communication in the online classroom

Unit 3
Advanced Features of Online Courses
Audio and slide presentations
Video, Animations, Simulations
Virtual labs, what can be done better online
Testing and assessment online

Unit 4
How K-12 Teachers Can Use Online Classrooms
How hybrid or blended courses are created
What can be done better face-to-face in your classroom
Incorporating the web into your teaching
Simple effective online teaching techniques for K-12

 

Directional ArrowsCourse Objectives

  • To foster an understanding among K-12 teachers of the neurological and learning differences between female and male students
  • To understand how the female brain influences how your female students learn
  • To understand how the male brain influences how your male students learn
  • To understand why boys get worse grades than girls, and what you as a teacher can do
  • To understand the five learning habits that inhibit success for your female students when they enter the workplace
  • To assist teachers in responding effectively and efficiently to different gender characteristics in learning.

Puzzle PiecesCourse Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, you will:

  • Be able to state and describe the various ways in which online courses enhance and reinforce learning for students
  • Understand the educational forces and environmental demands that is behind the growth in online courses
  • Enhance your online communication skills, and know how to conduct communication with your students in the online classroom
  • Be able to identify, locate and utilize various online learning eTools, content objects and assessment tools suitable for K-12 learning environment
  • Be able to employ successful teaching techniques to enhance your students’ learning using online classrooms and the online course format

 

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

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.

ChecklistWhat you will do

For each Unit, you will:

  • Read the print readings (about 20 pages a week)
  • 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.

DiscussionDiscussion

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.

 

Student Loans Now Available
Click here! to Apply!

 

The Health Ed Today courses were developed through a partnership with leading education organizations including Pearson Education, E-College and Condensed Curriculum International.

 

PDF Downloads

 

Schedule:

Spring Session: 3/2/2015-3/27/2015

 

Tuition:
 
$145