University of California, Irvine

Foundations of Virtual Instruction

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Cindy  Carbajal

Instructor: Cindy Carbajal

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There are 5 modules in this course

Welcome to Module 1, The History of Virtual Instruction. In this module, we will explore the history of virtual education and the different models of virtual instruction for K-12 students.

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2 videos9 readings3 quizzes1 discussion prompt

Welcome to Module 2, Synchronous and Asynchronous Technologies. This module begins with the definitions of asynchronous learning and synchronous learning and then continues with a look at tools and technologies appropriate for each. These are the two main modes for conducting online courses and as such are among the most important concepts in the world of virtual instruction.

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6 readings3 quizzes2 discussion prompts

Welcome to Module 3, Transitioning from the Classroom to the Virtual Environment. Thus far, we have examined the roots of virtual instruction and the technology available for use in synchronous and asynchronous online learning. In this module, you will consider transitioning from the traditional classroom to a virtual setting. We will also explore the facilitation of instruction in an online course, the changing field of curriculum development, and the role of outside vendors. While reviewing this information, keep in mind that the purpose is to introduce you to some best practices and methods to consider when teaching online, not to master these practices yet.

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6 readings3 quizzes2 discussion prompts

Welcome to Module 4, Equity and Access, Funding, and the Law. This module introduces funding, equity and access, and legal considerations that virtual teachers must keep in mind. The content in this module is geared toward what is current and relevant in the United States, however, the information may be useful and applicable internationally as well. As you review content in these three areas, reflect on the virtual teacher’s role in each area and particularly your current or future role as a virtual instructor.

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5 readings4 quizzes1 discussion prompt

Welcome to Module 5, The Future of Virtual Education. Congratulations, you’ve arrived at the final module in your first course for certification in virtual instruction. We began this course by examining the history of online learning and the roots of virtual instruction. We then looked at different program models, tools of synchronous and asynchronous virtual learning, what it takes to transition from the brick and mortar classroom to the virtual classroom, and issues associated with school funding, equity and access, and other legal considerations. For our final topic, we will consider the future of K-12 virtual instruction and reflect on the material covered previously in this course.

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7 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

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Cindy  Carbajal
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