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Fundamentals of Online Education: Planning and Application

This is an introductory course on the fundamentals of online education. You will learn how to convert your face-to-face class into a robust online course based on theory and practice.


Course at a Glance

About the Course

In this course you will learn about the fundamentals of online education. The emphasis will be on planning and application. In the planning phase, you will explore online learning pedagogy, online course design,privacy and copyright issues, online assessments, managing an online class, web tools and Learning Management Systems. In the application phase, you will create online learning materials. The final project for the course will consist of you building an online course based on everything that you learned and created in the course.

Course Format

The class will consist of lecture videos, which are between 5 and 12 minutes in length. These may contain 1-2 integrated quiz questions per video. There will also be standalone assignments that you will have to complete. There will be peer assessments. You will have a final project.


  • Will I get a certificate after completing this class?

    Certificate of Completion will be provided by Georgia Tech C21U

  • What resources will I need for this class?

    You will a good internet connection as you may be downloading software, installing software and uploading files.

  • What is the coolest thing I'll learn if I take this class?

    You will learn how to convert your face-to-face class to a robust online course.