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July 30, 2017

Take Your Online Teaching Skills To The Next Level

From Friday’s inbox…

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‑Want to teach online?‑
Online education certificates and mini‑course workshops from
UW–Madison’s professional development opportunities for online educators are convenient, flexible, and practical. Enhance your CV/resume and earn continuing education credits with:

•  Certificates: expert-facilitated online courses tailored to your level; new or experienced
•  Mini‑course workshops: bite‑size online learning opportunities to build skills

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Professional Certificate in Online Education
A guide to developing a complete online course

Engage in practical, interactive, and peer-to-peer learning activities as you learn how to develop the key components of an online course. Fine‑tune your online teaching skills by writing learning objectives, building assessment plans, and creating discussion activities. Demonstrate what you’ve learned in your final project: an ePortfolio.

Who it’s for: faculty and other instructors with experience teaching online
Timeframe: 20 weeks
Start date: Sep 19, 2017
Format: 100% online certificate
Fee: $1,295 if registered by Aug 31, $1,495 after
Continuing education units (CEUs): 7.0 (70 hours)

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Fundamentals of Online Teaching Certificate
An introduction to online teaching and learning

This certificate is for faculty and instructors who are new to online teaching. FoOT also perfect for someone who is simply curious about how teaching and learning happens in an online environment. You’ll complete a project that focuses on the design of an online learning activity. The FoOT will provide you with the foundational theory and knowledge you need to get started.

Who it’s for: educators without any online teaching experience, and professionals curious how teaching and learning happen in online environments
Timeframe: six weeks
Choose from two start dates: Sep 12, 2017, or Nov 7, 2017
Format: 100% online certificate
Fee: $595
Continuing education units (CEUs): 3.0 (30 hours)

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Creating Presence in Online Courses
Strategies for making the most of your instructor role

Online instructors face a unique challenge: keeping students’ attention while teaching from a distance. Join us for this online mini‑course workshop. Take a closer look at instructor presence and the important role it plays in an online course as experienced by both the teacher and the learner. You’ll also develop activities that foster a sense of presence as you discover how to engage your students and build an online community with them. Practical examples, evidence‑based principles, and a design framework for creating presence will help you build your skill set.

Who it’s for: instructors, instructional designers, and other educators who have some experience teaching online
Timeframe: four weeks
Start date: Oct 10, 2017
Format: 100% online mini‑course workshop
Fee: $395
Continuing education units (CEUs): 2.7 (27 hours)

Questions? • Contact Janet Staker Woerner • • 608‑890‑3038
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