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June 24, 2017

NCVPS E-lert – June 22, 2017 – Summer Edition III (Student Status Reports Posted) —

A newsletter from Thursday’s inbox.

Districts and Charter Schools,
Please forward this E-lert to your school-level stakeholders. We often have enrollment information for counselors, grades for data managers, tips for lab facilitators, announcements for testing coordinators, and strategies for school leaders, all of whom support your district’s and school’s e-learning efforts. If you are having difficulty viewing this email, you may view it as a web page here.
CVPS E-lert – June 22, 2017 – Summer Edition III (Student Status Reports Posted)

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2017 – 2018
Summer Dates
Start Date: Monday, June 19
Day 3 Status Report: Thursday, June 22
Last Day to Register: Friday, June 23
First Progress Report: Thursday, June 29
Last Day to Drop: Friday, June 30
End Date: Friday, August 11
Grades Posted: Thursday, August 17
See our calendar for progress report dates. We post updates every two weeks throughout the semester.

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Current E-lert News

Greetings!

Greetings, everyone!
We are on Day 4 of summer school, and so far the support requests have been low at the Virtual Support Center. We would like to thank everyone for such a successful start!
We posted the Day 3 Student Status Report in our registration system today.  We post two reports before our last day to drop students on June 30. Be sure to check today’s status report and next Thursday’s progress report.  If students have not logged in or are not participating, please contact them and see if they need to be dropped or see what assistance they need to get started.

Note that the last day to register is Friday, June 23, and the last day to drop is Friday, June 30. Please remember that districts and schools must drop students.

And here are the full details . . . .
New Updates
Important Information
In addition, be sure to check out all of our tips and reminders in this week’s e-lert.

ExamWeightsNCVPS Seeking Input for Final Exam Weights

NCVPS is considering re-weighting its final exam grade. Right now, our final exam is weighted at 25%, which is what all North Carolina school districts used in the past. Districts now have flexibility in what they weight their final exam grades. We would like to align ourselves with what most districts are using.
Keep in mind that districts and schools can always re-weight our classwork grade and final exam grade to percentages that align with their local policies.

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If you have students who have completed or are enrolled in NCVPS’s Forensic Science Honors course, please be sure you are using this course code:
30205X0
Some schools have been using a code for a forensic science course that we do not offer.

SummerUpdatesSummer 2017 Updates

NCVPS needs the contact information for each school that registers students for Summer 17 classes.  Students will need to know who the contact is, as well. Students can drop through our 10th day of class, and they need to know who to contact at the school or at the district level so that they can be dropped. Districts may elect to have just one contact for the entire district over the summer.
Presently, you may not have any students enrolled in NCVPS summer courses, but if your school does enroll students in the coming weeks for Summer 2017, we will need this information.
If districts have their school-level ELA contact information in an Excel document, they can copy and paste that into the contact box on the link above.
June 19: Summer Start Date
June 22: Day 3 Student Status (No-show) reports posted in the NCVPS registration system. For details on this report, visit the Day 3 and Day 7 Student Status Report quick reference guide.
June 23: Last Day to Register
June 29: First Progress Report Posted
June 30: Last Day to Drop. Some districts and summer staff at schools are on an abbreviated summer work schedule by this date. Be sure your summer students know who to contact in the district if they want to be dropped. NCVPS cannot drop students. June 30 is the last day districts and schools can drop students with no penalty for the students and no cost for the district or charter school.
August 11: End Date
August 17: Final Grades Posted
Follow this link to our registration system.
If you need access, contact our Virtual Support Center here.
Please remember that there is only one login per school.  If your school already has access, you will need to share the login username and password.
If you are new to the NCVPS registration system or need a refresher, the guide at this link will help.
See the student checklist at this link. Be sure to send this link to your enrolled students.

GradeReportUpdatesGrade Report Updates

Report Card

 CurrentGradesWhat Grades Are Currently Posted?
June 1: Traditional Final Grades w/ Anticipated EOC/CTE Scores Posted in the NCVPS Registration System
June 21: Summer School Day 3 Status Report

ReportOverviewReporting Overview

See how your students are progressing! We post progress reports every two weeks in the registration system. These are unweighted grades.
Only our final grade report is a weighted grade report.
NCVPS posts student status reports after the third and seventh days of class. These reports indicate if students have logged in or not to their NCVPS courses. These reports are early warning indicators for schools.

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Don’t panic if your students land the waitlist when you register them. Our instructional directors look at the waitlists daily to determine if a new section needs to be opened or if a current section needs to be expanded.
We do have a few courses operating at capacity, however.   See the list of courses at capacity here.  If a student is waitlisted in a course that is at capacity, the only way the student will move off the waistlist is  if an already enrolled student drops the course.
Important Dates
Start Dates
Early Calendar: August 14
Traditional Calendar: August 28
Day 3 No-Show Report
Early Calendar: August 17
Traditional Calendar: August 31
*Find this document in the registration system. It will show which students have not logged in yet. Please contact those students.
Day 7 No-Show Report
Early Calendar: August 23
Traditional Calendar: September 7
*Find the Day 3 and Day 7 no-show reports in our registration system (click “Reports.”) These reports show which students have not logged in. Please contact them to see if they need help or if they need to be dropped.
Last Day to Drop and Add
Early Calendar: August 25
Traditional Calendar: September 11
This is the last day districts and schools can drop students with no penalty for the student and no cost for the district or charter.
See the NCVPS Calendar Page for progress report dates. We post updates every two weeks throughout the semester.

Program and Catalog Updates

Flex Enrollment Update

Fall enrollments for Flex will begin after the NCVPS Fall 2017 registration period ends, in mid-September.

The Flex option is not for schools that are on a different calendar than what NCVPS offers. It is for individual student situations for flex learning needs.

CTEwithOCSCTE Courses for OCS Students

NCVPS has four CTE courses that have additional resources for OCS students. If you have OCS students who need NCVPS CTE courses, please enroll them in our Career Management, Personal Finance, Principles of Business, or Marketing courses. These courses are not part of our OCS program, but they do have supports in place for OCS students.

NCVPS Resources

Tech Updates
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We are experiencing issues sending help desk responses to the following email domains:
AOL
BellSouth
Carolina.rr.com
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When submitting a Help Desk ticket, please use an alternate email address other than one of the above domains. We are working to resolve the issue.
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Google Chromebooks are currently supported for NCVPS Courses.
Google Chromebook and Chrome OS are possible options for you to consider to support your learning at NCVPS. While NCVPS learning environments are fully compatible with Google Chromebooks, some third party content within your courses may not yet be updated to meet the requirements set forth within the Chrome Operating System. If you experience an interruption in your learning, please open a help desk ticket at help.ncvps.com and we will make reasonable accommodations to support your learning experience.
Students are able to open a help ticket with our Virtual Support Center when they are logged into Canvas.
When “Page Not Found” appears users should open a Virtual Support tickets by clicking on the ? Help button then clicking on “Enter a NCVPS Help Desk Ticket.”
Password Reset
If you have had your password reset, the new password will not expire unless you have reset it. If you have forgotten what your password was reset to, you can look up the help desk ticket to access the new password or click on “Forgot Password”.
When requesting help regarding a course it always easier for tech support to respond quickly if we have the specific section name, for example:
CourseSec01Sum16
When opening a ticket with the virtual support center, please always include the following:
  • Student’s first & last name
  • PowerSchool ID number (This will help ensure we have the correct student)
  • School name (full name, i.e. Eastern Mills High School, not EMHS)
  • Course name – if the student is already enrolled,  include specific section, i.e. CourseSec01Sum16.
If you need a new student account for a student who is new to PowerSchool (not just transferring schools), include the following:
  • Your full school name (i.e. Eastern Mills High School, not EMHS)
  • The student’s first and last name
  • The student’s PowerSchool ID number
  • The student’s email address
  • The student’s phone number (the contact number this will be in PowerSchool)
  • Does the student have an IEP? Yes/No
  • Does the student have a 504 Plan? Yes/No
Replying to a Support Center Ticket
 
After you submit a ticket to the Virtual Support Center, you will receive a ticket confirmation and resolution via email. To expedite your resolution, please do not reply to the email. The email will have a link in it for your response. Please click on that link (see below).
This will put the ticket right back in the queue of the person who is working on your ticket. If you reply to the email, then that will have to be manually put into the ticket, and that can delay the process by several hours.
In Canvas:
Click on “settings” on your name in the upper right side of your course.
Click on “Add Email Address” under Ways to Contact on the right of screen.
Add your correct email if Canvas is not displaying your correct email.
Click on “Register email.”
Click the star next to your correct email address.
javaflashUpdatesJAVA, Flash, and Browser Updates
Please update your Java to Version Java 8, Update 131.
Head to http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp and follow the instructions from there.Please go to the following link to update Adobe Flash Player to the latest Version 23.0.0.207

The Chrome Browser has had a recent update: 

Please update your Chrome browser to the latest version Version 58.0.3029.96

To update Google Chrome:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome
  2. At the top right, click More
  3. Click Settings
  4. Click About
  5. Relaunch
 
Many students visit our homepage to log in to their courses. It is a best practice to bookmark the actual login pages for Canvas. Please have students and lab facilitators bookmark the following page:  https://ncvps.instructure.com/login/canvas/
In addition, many school administrators visit our homepage to log in to our registration system or Virtual Support Center. Please bookmark both of these pages in your web browser:
Virtual Support Center: http://www.help.ncvps.org/
 
 
For additional information, please see our Tech Requirements:
http://ncvps.org/technology-requirements

Course Catalogues
NCVPS Courses
NCVPS offers over 150 different courses, including advanced placement, electives, traditional, honors, core, STEM, occupational course of study, and credit recovery courses.

VendorApprovedUpdatesVendor Approved Courses

In addition to NCVPS courses, North Carolina public schools also have a list of approved third-party vendor courses that they may choose from for virtual classes. Please follow this link to see the list of approved vendor courses. More on the vendor approval process can be found here.

Here are the newest approved vendor courses: (Course Title – Vendor)

Courses – Vendor
Biology Honors – Edgenuity
Chemistry Honors – Edgenuity
Math 1 – Connections Education
Math 2 – Connections Education
Math 3 – Connections Education
Occupational Preparation 1 – Edgenuity
Physical Science Honors – Edgenuity
Physics Honors – Edgenuity
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June 22, 2017

OLC Today Newsletter: June 20, 2017

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June 20, 2017 | Volume 16 | Issue 9

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2017 Digital Learning Innovation Award
Apply today!

Have you completed your submission for the Digital Learning Innovation Award (DLIAward)? OLC is calling for submissions from accredited U.S.-based institutions in two categories:

● Institutional Award – $100,000 (up to three awarded)
● Faculty-led Team Award – $10,000 (up to 10 awarded)

Learn more about the DLIAward from Willem Wallinga of Fisher College, one of our 2016 DLIAward recipients in thisshort video.

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Exploring the Immersive Learning Landscape
5-Part Webinar Series: Next Webinar June 21

What does it take to implement immersive reality (VR/AR/holograms) initiative in your system, at your institution, and within your classroom?Join our panel of experts for the next edition of this webinar series as they share lessons learned and best practices about planning strategically for successful implementation of immersive learning initiatives for enhancing teaching and learning.

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New OnlineLearning Journal Released
Volume 21:2

We are pleased to present the most recent issue of the Online Learning Journal. In this issue ofOnline Learning we present 11 articles researching administrative and leadership perspectives, blended learning, faculty issues, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and student issues, pedagogy, and support. These papers advance our understanding of online learning with insights from both national and international investigators using quantitative and qualitative approaches to inquiry.

Time for Class 2017 – Tyton Partners Research Study


This month, Tyton Partners released an update to the 2015 Time for Class series which includes findings from two fall 2016 surveys of a national sample of 3,500 postsecondary faculty and administrators. The purpose of this series is to illuminate the state of digital learning in higher education and to provide recommendations to the field on opportunities to expand digital learning in service of improved student outcomes.

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New Research in Action Podcasts Added

In a recent Research in Actionepisode, Dr. Nyasha Junior, an Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible in the Department of Religion at Temple University in Philadelphia, discusses text-based research.

Stay on top of online teaching and learning trends, technologies, best practices and more with OLC Podcasts. Now featuring EdSurge On Air, as well as TOPcast and Research in Action. Listen now.

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Online Instructor Improves Teaching Skills with OLC Online Teaching Certificate Program
July 12 – September 19, 2017

Teresa Hutchins wanted to improve her online courses to benefit her students and institution, that’s why she chose to enroll in OLC’s Online Teaching Certificate ProgramIdeal for educators who are new to online teaching, learn more about the program and Teresa’s experience.

Are you more advanced in your online teaching? Redesigned in 2016, the OLC Advanced Online Teaching Certificate Program is designed to help educators fine-tune existing online courses and degree programs. The next cohort starts July 10th, sign up today!

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Blended Learning Mastery Series: Stay on the Cutting Edge of Teaching Practices
Starting August 9, 2017

“The ‘deep dive’ into practitioner and pedagogical knowledge and their practical application in the OLC Blended Learning Mastery Series enables one to stay on the cutting edge of teaching practices and leverage these in the classroom,” said Arun Madapusi, a former educator and currently an educator-consultant.

Learn more about his experience and the benefits he’s found from enrolling in the Blended Mastery Series. The next cohort starts August 9, register today.

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Upcoming OLC Collaborate Events – Register Now!

Check out these unique professional development opportunities! Join us at our 2-day event in Anchorage, Alaska or spend the day with us in Tucson, Arizona!

Our first day in Anchorage focuses on developing a culture of digital learning through strategic planning and implementation, while day 2 will be focused on the future of elearning. This event takes place August 21st and 22nd. Save the date, make your travel plans to “The Last Frontier,” and register today!

Join OLC in Tucson on September 29th for engaging speakers and dynamic discussions revolving around the topics of virtual and augmented reality, gameful learning, access to education, and the future of education. Learn more.


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September 29, 2017 | Tucson, AZ

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November 15-17, 2017 | Orlando, FL

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Early Bird and Virtual Registration is Open!

We invite you to join us at OLC Accelerate 2017! We are driving quality online learning, advancing best practice guidance and accelerating innovation in learning for academic leaders, educators, administrators, online learning professionals and organizations around the world. Make your travel plans now and save!

Early bird pricing is available for those who register to attend onsite before September 20. Can’t travel to Orlando? Join us virtually! The virtual attendee option provides the opportunity for individuals and institutions to attend select sessions of the conference via live stream services. Learn more.

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Inspire Others – Take the OLC Accelerate Video Challenge

5 Steps to Check if an Online Program Is Accredited

Assess Online Programs as a New, Soon-to-Be Parent

Win 2 Annual OLC Memberships In Our #SummerOfCollaboration Giveaway

Online Learning Consortium Opens Call for Submissions for 2017 Digital Learning Innovation Award Competition

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UPCOMING EVENTS

OLC Collaborate | Anchorage, AK – Registration open!
August 21-22, 2017

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September 29, 2017

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November 15-17, 2017


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FLVS Corkboard: June Highlights

A newsletter from yesterday’s inbox.

June Highlights

Hey students and parents—Summer’s in full swing and we have some sun-sational tidbits to share!

As of July 1, 2017, ALL Florida students have access to virtual education in the state of Florida! Gov. Rick Scott officially signed a bill on June 15 that removed eligibility restrictions that impacted students in grades 2-5. Now 1,000+ elementary students who currently take courses with FLVS can return for the coming school year!

FLVS is very grateful to the Florida Legislature and Gov. Scott for supporting the removal of virtual education restrictions.

FLVS Flex Elementary is a unique program following a flexible learning model that offers a comprehensive elementary curriculum, including Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, Science, Technology, and more.

Explore FLVS Flex Elementary
Student Finishes Leadership Course Suite

Seventeen-year-old Lily Dial is set for success as she is the first student to complete all five leadership courses offered by FLVS and Mawi Learning. She aced the suite of courses which include Critical Thinking and Study Skills, Leadership Skills Development, Peer Counseling (1 and 2), and Career Research and Decision Making.

The student “Turbo Leader” says, “Mawi classes not only put me on the fast track to college planning, but taught me how to be a leader in all situations – but it doesn’t stop with me. I can help others around me with the tools Mawi taught me. I’m even attending a leadership conference in Washington this summer to further my learning of how to step up in this world and take charge to be the change and be a leader throughout life.”

12-Year-Old Starts College

Palm Coast resident and FLVS student Daniella Fernandes will be starting college before she even becomes a teenager! Daniella accelerated her learning by taking online courses, becoming the youngest student in Flagler County to take dual enrollment college classes at the age of 12. Learn more about this amazing student here.

Read Student Success Stories
Planning to take FLVS courses this summer? There’s still time to sign up, but don’t delay. Start by browsing our featured summer courses.

Sign Up for a Full-Credit AP Course by Nov. 30

AP courses are a great way to get a jump-start on college credit. An AP course is a college-level learning experience designed for high school students entering grades 9-12. The deadline to sign up for a full-credit AP course is Nov. 30, 2017. Visit FLVS.net/courses to learn more about prerequisites and your readiness to take a college-level course.

Browse Advanced Placement Courses
Customer Care Center Independence Day Holiday 

In observance of Independence Day, the week of July 3rd (July 3-7) has been designated a holiday break for all FLVS instructors and support staff. The Customer Service Center will be closed on Monday, July 4 only. Students are encouraged to continue their studies as courses remain open, but please be mindful that there will be a brief delay in teacher response. Have a wonderful and safe holiday!

New Process for Scholarship Invoices

Scholarship recipients utilizing FLVS as an educational opportunity are considered private-pay students, as outlined by the Florida Department of Education.

Beginning July 1, 2017, the enrollment and invoicing process will change as FLVS will require invoice approval prior to a student being cleared for placement in his/her requested course(s). The price is $267 per half-credit enrollment and $534 per full-credit course. Each half-credit enrollment has a grace period during which a student can withdraw and receive a refund. If a parent prefers not to be billed upfront for both half credits, FLVS can approve the placement for the first half credit of the course and request placement in the second half credit when ready. If you have any questions or concerns, please email PLSAinfo@flvs.net or call 407-513-3596.

View Scholarship Student Information
New Middle School Peer Counseling Course Available

Attention all middle school students: Want to build confidence and acquire tools to help you succeed in school and beyond? Interested to learn how to make peer pressure work for you instead of against you? If so, then the M/J Peer Counseling course offered by FLVS and Mawi Learning is for you! In this two-segment, 1-credit elective course students learn about:

  • Self-awareness and human needs
  • Improving peer and family relationships
  • Active listening, expression, and conflict resolution
  • Goal setting and personal choices

M/J Peer Counseling is free to all Florida middle school students, grades 6-8. Start your leadership path in middle school and set yourself up to succeed!

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The Spring issue of the 2017 FLVS Virge Literary Magazine, “Space and Time,” is posted online. Check out this beautiful publication featuring original works in writing, photography, art, and design by our talented students. Thank you to the students who submitted their work for this edition. Virge will be accepting submissions again in August 2017.
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USDLA Newsletter 2017 (06-19-2017)

A newsletter from earlier in the week.

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Promises and pitfalls of online education Online courses have expanded rapidly and have the potential to extend further the educational opportunities of many students, particularly those least well-served by traditional educational institutions. However, in their current design, online courses are difficult, especially for the students who are least prepared. These students learning and persistence outcomes […]

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Tracking the Money for Open Educational Resources in South African basic Education: What We Don’t KnowLimited research has been done to date on the extent of public funding of Open Educational Resources (OER) within basic education (K-12 equivalent) in South Africa. As claims have been made about the potential cost reductions that come with using OER, this study aimed to establish a benchmark of public spending on educational resources, uncover […]

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Incentivizing the Production and Use of Open Educational Resources in Higher Education InstitutionsSubstituting open educational resources (OER) for commercially-produced textbooks results in demonstrable cost savings for students in most higher education institutions. Yet OER are still not widely used, and progress toward large-scale adoption in most colleges and universities has been slow. This article reviews the literature informing financial and other issues that affect OER adoption. It […]

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Designing quality into direct-assessment competency-based educationBackground Meeting the nation’s need for 60% of its working age population to hold postsecondary education by 2025 is not possible through traditional educational institutions and formats. They simply do not have the “seats” available. Students, employers, and regulatory agencies are actively exploring educational alternatives, such as competency-based education, rightfully expecting assurances of quality. Methods […]

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Implications for educator preparation programs considering competency-based educationThe competency-based educational (CBE) model has been implemented in numerous colleges and universities across the United States since its inception. While some of these institutions have elected to adopt CBE within a limited number of academic departments or programs, others have chosen to build their entire curriculum in such a way that requires all students […]

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Optical Communication at Record-High SpeedSoliton frequency combs generated in optical microresonators allow to transmit data at rates of more than 50 terabits per second publication in Nature Science and Technology Research News

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June 21, 2017

E-Learning Graduate Certificate Program

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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

Description

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.

Textbook

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.

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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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