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June 21, 2017

E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program

And another item from Monday’s inbox…

E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program

EDUC 762 – Online Assessment – Register Today!

Posted: 19 Jun 2017 10:01 AM PDT

Assessment of Student Learning in he Online Classroom.

EDUC 762 Assessment in E-Learning

Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit

Instructor: Maggie Rouman

Summer: EDUC 762 961 June 26 – August 18, 2017
  • Tuition is the same for Wisconsin residents, out-of-state and international students.
  • There is no registration fee and no program application.

You will learn how to

  • Design assessment strategies for blended and online courses.
  • Evaluate, select, and manage online assessment tools.
  • Detect, document, and minimize plagiarism in the blended and online classroom.
  • Align Bloom’s taxonomy with learning objectives.
  • Create and use rubrics to define expectations and levels of achievement.
  • Efficiently increase the quality of formative and summative feedback to your students.
  • Use blogs, wikis, and online surveys to assess individual and group activities.
  • Share a professional e-portfolio with artifacts of your learning.

Who Should Enroll

Educators and trainers interested in using blended or fully online delivery for courses or training, or adding web-based components to enhance face-to-face instruction. Participants may include:
  • Technical and community college instructors (adjunct and full-time)
  • College and university professors (adjunct and full-time)
  • K-12 teachers (blended classrooms and virtual schools)
  • Clinical healthcare educators involved in patient education, healthcare education, continuing education or in-service education, community health education, or academic healthcare education
  • Trainers in corporations, professional associations, nonprofit organizations, government, and military
  • Curriculum consultants, professional development coordinators, and distance education and continuing education leaders


Performance-based assessment, summative and formative feedback methods to assess student learning in the online classroom.
Enroll in the course to meet your goals for 
  • professional development
  • continuing education
  • license renewal
  • graduate credits to transfer to another university
  • an elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree.
This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program and is one of the required courses for individuals pursuing the Graduate Certificate in E-Learning and Online Teaching.


All readings will be provided online. There is no purchase of a textbook required.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate development and use of academic standards across the curriculum and application of standards and objectives in online classroom assessment and evaluation.
  2. Analyze the assessment process including types of evaluations, the relationship of assessment to learning, institutional and curriculum objectives, online testing, high stakes testing, corporate assessment framework (CAF) and standardized testing.
  3. Apply mapping to align assessment to learning outcomes, develop rubric criteria and select appropriate online assessment.
  4. Apply current research and technology tools to create authentic assessment, discourse analysis, self and peer evaluation, rubrics, online surveys, tests and quizzes for self-paced tutorials.
  5. Value fairness and adapt e-learning assessments appropriately for diverse populations of students, including students with exceptionalities.
  6. Evaluate and utilize appropriate technology tools to support assessment, including blogs, wikis, audio, video, online surveys, and eportfolios.
  7. Demonstrate research-based practices for choosing assessment models and apply plagiarism detection tools and support ethics, community building and team trust that help prevent cheating.
No travel to campus is required.
Participate from your home or work computer during hours that are flexible and convenient for your work and family schedule and responsibilities.
The class is highly interactive with a significant discussion component.
All discussion postings, projects, and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion board and Dropbox.
Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week; there are no required “live” chat sessions.
This is not a self-paced course.


Register online

The School of Education reserves the right to cancel classes that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

For More Information…

Request Information Online

Contact Us: Dennis O’Connor, Program Advisor

E-learning and Online Teaching Certificate

University of Wisconsin – Stout Menomonie, WI 54751

Phone: (530) 318-1145

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May 11, 2017

E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program

From yesterday’s inbox…

E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program

Summer (Online) at UW-Stout: Enroll Now!

Posted: 10 May 2017 10:42 AM PDT

Enroll Today: Free Registration

Join US at UWS This Summer!

Please share this information with teachers in your district.

  • Do you need extra credits to renew your license?
  • Are you interested in an additional certification?

All of our math specialist, reading teacher, classroom management, educational technology, and
courses for school library media specialists are offered online.

Course Descriptions

Start Date: June 5

EDUC 648 Math Assessment for RtI
EDUC 659 Methods of Teaching Middle School Math
EDUC 660 Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: Creating Makerspaces
EDUC 760 E-Learning For Educators
RDGED 703 Children’s Literature In The Reading Program
RDGED 704 Young Adult Literature In The Reading Program
RDGED 701 Developmental Reading K-12
RDGED 702 Reading In The Content Areas K-12
RDGED 706 Assessment And Evaluation Of Language And Reading Development

Start Date: June 12

EDUC 652 Universal Design for Learning
EDUC 642 Teaching Digital Media Literacy with Primary Sources
EDUC 645 School-wide Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS)
EDUC 658 Issues in STEM Education
EDUC 661 Advanced Trends and Interventions in PK-5 Mathematics Teaching
EDUC 662 Leadership for Math Specialists
EDUC 664 Teaching K-12 Coding and Computational Thinking

Start Date: June 19

EDUC 640 Poverty in the Schools
EDUC 651 Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom
EDUC 656 Bullying In Schools

Start Date: June 26

EDUC 653 Middle School Through Adult Writing Instruction
EDUC 654 PK Through Elementary Writing Instruction
EDUC 761 Creating Collaborative Communities In E-Learning
EDUC 762- Assessment In E-Learning

Start Date: July 5

EDUC 646 Using Games for Learning and Assessment

  • No travel to campus required.
  • Meet your PDP goals for
    continuing education or license renewal
  • The courses are approved electives in the Master of Science in Education online degree program.

Register today for summer online classes to reserve a spot. Registration closes soon.

No tuition is due until July 18.

Register Online

For more information or to request a copy of a syllabus, contact:
Online Professional Development
College of Education, Hospitality, Health and Human Sciences
Teaching, Learning and Leadership
715-642-0209 office

415 10th Ave. E.
116 Heritage Hall
Menomonie, WI 54751
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University

E-Learning Graduate Certificate

April 29, 2017

E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program

Also from Thursday’s inbox…

E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program

Send yourself to code camp this summer!

Posted: 27 Apr 2017 09:59 AM PDT

Resources for teaching kids to code!

June Online Classes with Openings
Featured Course – Teaching K-12 Coding and Computational Thinking
Teaching Beginners to Code
Tech Tip: MIT Open Courseware
Featured Resource – Eportfolio Project Rubric

Editor: Shannnon Mersand
This e-newsletter is brought to you by University of Wisconsin-Stout College of Education, Hospitality, Health, and Human Sciences.

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June Online Courses with Openings

Featured Course

Learn how to teach computer coding and design instructional activities that solve real-world problems.

Teaching Beginners to Code is the first stop in teaching beginners to code. The founder of the Hour of Code, is a nonprofit organization with a mission to teach as many people as possible about computer science. With resources to teach, learn and inspire people to learn about computer science, it is a one stop shop to get started with computer programming.

CS Unplugged

Computer Science Unplugged is an outstanding, free resource to help teach computational thinking skills without the need for technology! They offer videos, tutorials and activities. They also offer a free downloadable book as well as translations of activities in multiple languages.

Teaching Kids to Code

Edutopia has gathered a wealth of articles to help you get started teaching students to code. From the why to the how, learn how educators all over the world are tying coding into their curriculum.

Kodable: Teach Kids to Code

Kodable created this infographic about why we should teach children to code.

Teaching Computer Programming

Khan Academy offers this fantastic resource to guide you in teaching computer programming in the classroom and in out-of-school programs.

Featured Resource – Eportfolio Rubric

Tech Tip: MIT Open Courseware

MIT Open Courseware offers their computer science courses online.

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April 20, 2017

E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program

Also from Tuesday’s inbox…

E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program

Summer Online Courses at UW-Stout

Posted: 17 Apr 2017 02:09 PM PDT

Summer Time and the learning is engaging:

Hurry! Starting Soon! Enroll Today!

EDUC 651 Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom
Instructor: Maggie Rouman

EDUC 656 Bullying in Schools
Instructor Shannon Mersand

EDUC 760 E-learning for Educators
Instructor: Maggie Rouman

EDUC 762 Assessment in E-Learning
Instructor: Maggie Rouman

EDUC 761 Creating Collaborative Communities in E-Learning
Instructor: Dr.MaryRuth Hicks

Comprehensive List of All Summer Courses:

E-Learning Graduate Certificate

March 31, 2017

E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program

Yet another item from Wednesday’s inbox…

E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program

Top Tech Tools for Online Instructors

Posted: 29 Mar 2017 01:13 PM PDT

In This Issue

Summer Classes Are Filling Quickly – What’s New
Our Instructors Favorite Tech Tools for Creativity
Tech Tip: Finding the Right Tech ToolsFeatured Resource: Video Project Rubric
Editor: Shannnon Mersand
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Start Planning Your Summer Course Schedule

Top Tech Tools

Check out the creativity tech tools our team of online instructors uses and recommends.
“Canva has become my favorite go-to tool for creating professional quality collaborative graphics from infographics to invitations, newsletters, and posters.”
– Shannon Mersand
Canva is a free web-based graphic design app that allows you to design presentations, social media graphics, infographics, menus, posters and more. Additional features can be purchased. Canva works on all platforms.
“I love Adobe Spark. It’s an easy tool for creating videos, basic portfolios and infographics.”
– Maggie Rouman
Adobe Spark is a free web-based graphic design app that allows you to create social graphics, web stories and animated videos. Adobe Spark works on all platforms.
“Visio is great for diagrams and to bring an image or a word/phrase from Word and save it as a .gif for icons or other purposes.”
– Jane MacKenzie
Visio is a fee-based diagramming program connected with Microsoft Office and Office 365 that allows you to create robust data-linked diagrams. Visio is available for Windows 7 and above.
Audacity is a neat free app for recording and editing sound when introducing modules, adding commentary to web pages, and providing audio feedback to a student.”
– James Erbe
Audacity is a free, open source, downloadable program that allows you to create and edit simple and multi-track audio files. Audacity works on all platforms.
“This is useful when creating podcasts and embedding audio in our courses. Free accounts provide 180 minutes of audio storage.”
– Dennis T. O’Connor
SoundCloud is a free hosting platform for audio files. You are able to create a global audience or share your files with only specific individuals. You can also create a SoundCloud of your favorite podcast and musicians. Additional features and storage space can be purchased. Playlists work on all platforms.

“I can make a short video and then send the link to students. Students may ask questions, and it works well with complex project assignments to help reduce confusion.”
– Dr. Mary Beth Crum
Flipgrid is a free web-based platform that allows you to create a discussion where participants respond in video format from their laptop, iOS or Android device. Additional features can be purchased. Flipgrid works on all platforms.
“I live by Jing and screencasting for giving student feedback.”
– Susan Manning, Ed.D.
Jing is a free downloadable app that allows you to create unedited screencasts of up to 5 minutes, as well as mark up images and save them locally or host the image on for easy sharing.
“I use Screencastify for creating videos. It’s a Chrome extension that allows you to screencast then upload to Google Drive and/or YouTube.”
– Maggie Rouman
Screencastify is a free app for use with Chromebooks, Chromeboxes, and the Chrome Browser. Additional features can be purchased. Screencastify works on all platforms that can run the Chrome browser.
FastStone Capture 

“FastStone Capture is shareware worth buying. I use it primarily for screenshots. You can ‘draw’ on top of the FastStone to create quick how-to screens. The scrolling page screenshot lets you capture a long page when you need to. Faststone is good for brief screencasts too.”
– Dennis T. O’Connor
Faststone Capture is a fee-based downloadable app that allows you to capture and annotate images of anything on your screen. It also allows for editing and annotating videos. FastStone Capture is available for Windows OS only.

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