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Learners taking this Course are
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Course 1 of 5 in the

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 2-4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Week 1: History of Virtual Education

7 videos (Total 58 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Week 1 Lesson 1: Introduction and Definitions5m
Week 1 Lesson 2: History of Online Learning4m
Week 1 Lesson 3: Current Models of Virtual Education10m
Week 1 Lesson 4: Evolving Models of Virtual Education7m
Week 1 Lesson 5: Virtual Programs and Organizations11m
Week 1 Interview: The Flipped Classroom13m
4 readings
About this Course10m
Pre-Course Survey10m
Week 1 Roadmap & Objectives10m
Week 1 Optional Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Week 2: Synchronous and Asynchronous Technologies

5 videos (Total 56 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Week 2 Lesson 2: Synchronous Instructional Platforms15m
Week 2 Lesson 3: Learning Management Systems10m
Week 2 Lesson 4: Other Online Learning Tools15m
Week 2 Interview: Social Media and Gamification9m
2 readings
Week 2 Roadmap and Objectives10m
Week 2 Optional Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
3 hours to complete

Week 3: Transitioning from the Classroom to the Virtual Environment

5 videos (Total 33 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Week 3 Lesson 2: The changing field of curriculum development and the role of outside vendors5m
Week 3 Lesson 3: How different and evolving virtual delivery models affect instruction5m
Week 3 Lesson 4: The Role of a Virtual Teacher8m
Week 3 Interview: Accomodations for Special Needs Students in the Virtual Classroom5m
3 readings
Week 3 Roadmap and Objectives10m
Week 3 Optional Resources10m
About the Assignment10m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz14m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Week 4: Equity and Access, Funding, and the Law

4 videos (Total 70 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Week 4 Lesson 2: Equity and Access21m
Week 4 Lesson 3: The Law19m
Week 4 Interview: Using the Question Formulation Technique13m
2 readings
Week 4 Roadmap and Objectives10m
Week 4 Optional Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz20m
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Top reviews from Foundations of Virtual Instruction

By JHJan 19th 2018

Excepcional, debido a que toda la secuencia de la aplicación y el desarrollo de la educación virtual, impregna los profesores y estudiantes en un universo de excitación y deseo de aprender. Gracias

By ABMay 28th 2019

This course introduced me to the world of Virtual Teaching, gave me awareness of online tools, and inspired me to continue developing as a professional.

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Cindy Carbajal

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UC Irvine Extension

About University of California, Irvine

Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways....

About the Virtual Teacher Specialization

This series of courses provides best practices for online instruction, student engagement and virtual community building; effective uses of asynchronous and synchronous technologies, social media and other emerging technologies; and data analysis techniques and student performance measurements to individualize instruction in an online or blended environment. The courses in this Specialization may be taken in any order. Each course can be taken independently. The Specialization concludes with a final project that will give you the opportunity to integrate and apply the skills you have gained throughout the courses....
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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