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September 12, 2017

E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program

A final item from yesterday’s inbox.

E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program

EDUC 761 Online Classroom: Creating Collaborative Communities

Posted: 11 Sep 2017 04:30 AM PDT

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Online Classroom: Creating Collaborative Communities

August 19, 2017

E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program

Also from Thursday’s inbox…

E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program

Last chance to enroll. EDUC 763 Instructional Design for Online Learning

Posted: 17 Aug 2017 08:50 AM PDT

Enroll Now:  EDUC 763 Instructional Design for Online Learning

For new online instructors seeking training in online instructional strategies and taught by Dr. Susan Manning, a national award winning online instructor. Training begins August 28th.

Course Description

Learn how to create online courses that work efficiently. By understanding how people learn and how to design the experience conceptually and aesthetically, you can shape an effective and engaging learning experience.
The course also addresses blended learning environments, synchronous and asynchronous concerns, the use of a variety of media such as video and audio along with accessibility concerns, and effective evaluation of online course design.
This course focuses on instructor-led and facilitated methods more than self-paced/ computer-based training.

You will

  • Write measurable instructional objectives.
  • Generate assessment ideas for online or blended course.
  • Select tools and strategies that support engagement.
  • Apply principles of brain processing.
  • Evaluate best practices in design.
  • Incorporate universal design and accessibility principles.
  • Design with Horton’s three types of activities: absorb, do, connect.
  • Design conceptually powerful curriculum materials.

August 16, 2017

E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program

To finish off blogging for today.

E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program

Elearning and Online Teaching Career Center – Learn More

Posted: 14 Aug 2017 09:55 AM PDT

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To Find Online Teaching Jobs

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August 12, 2017

E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program

Another item from yesterday’s inbox…

E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program

Teach Online – Launch your career in 2017

Posted: 11 Aug 2017 12:37 PM PDT

(Blended Teaching and Online Training)

EDUC 760 E-learning for Educators
Instructor: Maggie Rouman
(Blended Teaching and Online Training)
Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit

Learn to:

  • Add online power to traditional instruction/training.
  • Convert a course or workshop for online delivery.
  • Create and facilitate discussion forums.
  • Design online surveys and quizzes.
  • Build a career advancing e-portfolio.

You will:

  • Analyze research on using learning management systems for online and blended settings.
  • Create prompts and facilitate discussion forums.
  • Create technology-based assessment.
  • Critically analyze universal design and accessibility research.
  • Create closed caption video.
  • Research, evaluate and curate digital information.
  • Design and publish an electronic portfolio of course artifacts.
Check out our Syllabus!

June 26, 2017

E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program

A newsletter from over the weekend.

E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program

Creating Collaborative Communities in E-Learning – EDUC 761

Posted: 22 Jun 2017 06:23 PM PDT

EDUC 761 Creating Collaborative Communities in E-Learning

Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Dr. Maryruth Hicks 

Summer: 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.
  • E-textbook provided at no additional cost.
  • Includes full access to self-paced video tutorials to help develop course management and other technology skills.

You Will

  • Design orientation activities for the first week in an online course.
  • Manage electronic communications.
  • Recognize characteristics of strong and weak discussion facilitation.
  • Apply facilitation techniques to deepen critical thinking.
  • Analyze, assess, and encourage learner participation in online discussions.
  • Demonstrate collaboration in online environments.
  • Analyze how Web 2.0 “tools” build online and blended community.
  • Represent your understanding of collaborative communities in your professional e-portfolio.


Concepts, methods, and research for creating and facilitating a collaborative online community of practice.

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
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 the introductory course in the E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate.
The course 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 is one required live chat session in Week 7. Participants will determine a time that is convenient for all.
This class is essential for those who are interested in a career as an online instructor.
This is not a self-paced course.


An e-textbook will be provided when you login to the course. You may open the e-book to read online from your laptop or desktop. The e-textbook software is compatible with an iPad, Kindle Fire or fully internet-capable device. It is not compatible with a Kindle Reader.
Lehmann, Kay and Lisa Chamberlin (2009). Making the Move to eLearning: Putting Your Course Online. Rowman & Littlefield Education Publishers. (Paperback) ISBN-13: 978-1-60709-041-0.
If you prefer to read a paperback textbook, instead of reading via your computer or tablet, you may purchase the book from 
Additional readings and lectures will be available online within the text of each module.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Develop a personal philosophy that reflects learning theory and guides online instruction that creates an environment for reflection, critical thinking, and collaboration.
  2. Analyze the role of the online facilitator and develop strategies to implement, encourage and manage interaction in the online classroom.
  3. Demonstrate appropriate planning considerations, guidelines and procedures to establish a productive, engaging e-learning environment.
  4. Frame critical thinking questions and design discussion prompts that lead to effective learning in the online classroom.
  5. Apply understanding of learner differences when facilitating an online community of practice.
  6. Evaluate application ideas for online discussions using recognized criteria and professional references and apply current research about successful teaching strategies to guide students before, during and after case scenarios, brainstorming, role playing and reaction postings.
  7. Develop a facilitation eportfolio of useful tools, tips, and facilitation techniques as well as the beginnings of 70-30 course preparation developed during the course.

Alignment with Standards

Course objectives are aligned with the International Society for Technology in Education, National Educational Technology Standards, (NETS-T) III, VI
No travel to campus is required. You may participate from your home or work computer during hours that are flexible and convenient for your work and family schedule.


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

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Contact Us: Dennis O’Connor, Program Advisor

E-learning and Online Teaching Certificate

Telephone: 530-318-1145

University of Wisconsin – Stout Menomonie, WI 54751

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