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Are you Certified to Teach Online?
The Sloan-C Certifcate Program For teaching and improving online courses
The Certificate Program prepares educators to teach and improve online courses using the Sloan-C pillars of quality in online education—learning effectiveness, scale, faculty and student satisfaction, and access. A unique feature of the certificate program is that expert mentors work individually with each certificate candidate to accomplish specific goals. The certificate consists of a 9-week foundation course and a variety of electives or learning specializations that focus on improving overall competency within a specific area of academic focus.
The Sloan-C Certificate program offers eight different specializations:
- Administrative Practices
- Blended Teaching and Learning
- Design and Delivery
- Mobile Learning
- Social Media
- Tools and Techniques
The workshops in each specialization are structured to encourage skill development and practical application within the participants’ specific job function. Upon completing the 9-week foundation course, individuals can select three individual electives in one specialization, or multiple specializations that best suit professional development objectives.
The June cohort had a record breaking 81 registrants!
Next Cohort: September 5 – November 9, 2012
Hear from our Graduates
“The Online Teaching Certification program was an extremely helpful series of online courses that provided me with tools and best practices to take online teaching to a higher level. I have made great connections with professional contacts and industry experts that I continue to correspond with, despite having completed the program. The individual workshops culminate into a unique program that provides a refreshing academic body of knowledge about online instruction that has amazing practical benefits and applicability, regardless of the size and focus of your institution.” – Shelly Nice Zimmerman, Senior Instructional Designer, Centenary College, NJ“The workshops offered in the Sloan -C Online Teaching Certificate enhanced my knowledge of online learning and pedagogy from a faculty perspective, which aided my role in course development and review. The freedom to select the topics to study allowed me to cater the certificate to fit my goals. As an added bonus, the certificate enhanced my credentials as an instructional developer and educator. Just a year later I was offered a new position with a significant raise, due in part, no doubt, to earning this certificate.” – Elizabeth Fisher, Instructional Design Manager
The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) is composed of individuals, institutions and organizations dedicated to continually improving the quality, scale, and breadth of their online programs, according to their own distinctive missions, so that education becomes a part of everyday life, accessible and affordable for anyone, anywhere, at any time, in a wide variety of disciplines.
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