This course provides you with an introduction to teaching in a virtual environment including an overview of the current state of online learning and best practices for online course delivery instruction. Participants will explore essential elements of teaching in a virtual environment including design principles, building community, promoting and managing collaboration, as well as logistics and monitoring student progress.
Identify the benefits and challenges of virtual learning
Recognize the knowledge, skills, and disposition needed for a K-12 educator in an online learning environment.
Distinguish various course technologies and functionality of Learning Management Systems
Differentiate appropriate communication guidelines for virtual instruction
Apply best practices of effective and engaging virtual instruction
Assess specific approaches to promote academic rigor in online courses