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Specialization

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Hours to complete

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 2-4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

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Specialization

Course 1 of 5 in the

100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 2-4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Week 1: History of Virtual Education

Welcome to the course! Begin by reading the Course Overview and familiarizing yourself with our course. This week we will explore the history of virtual education, as well as the different models of virtual education. Our guest speaker, Dr. O'Neal, will discuss the "Flipped Classroom" and how this pedagogy can enhance teaching and learning. ...
Reading
7 videos (Total 58 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 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
Reading4 readings
About this Course10m
Pre-Course Survey10m
Week 1 Roadmap & Objectives10m
Week 1 Optional Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Week 2: Synchronous and Asynchronous Technologies

In week two, we will examine the features of synchronous and asynchronous technologies. Our guest speaker, Melissa Loble, will share how to select and leverage technology. She will also discuss how to best utilize social media to meet the needs of different learners....
Reading
5 videos (Total 56 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 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
Reading2 readings
Week 2 Roadmap and Objectives10m
Week 2 Optional Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Week 3: Transitioning from the Classroom to the Virtual Environment

This week we will examine the similarities and differences between teaching in the classroom and teaching online. Our guest speaker, Racquel Nedden, will discuss the benefits of online education for accommodating and meeting the needs of at-risk and special needs students. You will also have the opportunity to submit your assignment and evaluate three of your classmates' work....
Reading
5 videos (Total 33 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video5 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
Reading3 readings
Week 3 Roadmap and Objectives10m
Week 3 Optional Resources10m
About the Assignment10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz14m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

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

In week four, we will discuss virtual school funding options, the responsibility of online programs to consider equity and access, and the legal issues that virtual schools face. Our guest speaker, Chris Long, will explain the concept of QFT (Question, Formulation Technique) and explain why teaching students to formulate their own questions can increase students engagement and empower students to be life long learners. ...
Reading
4 videos (Total 70 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Week 4 Lesson 2: Equity and Access21m
Week 4 Lesson 3: The Law19m
Week 4 Interview: Using the Question Formulation Technique13m
Reading2 readings
Week 4 Roadmap and Objectives10m
Week 4 Optional Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz20m
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Top Reviews

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 KTDec 24th 2016

simply a great course as I see it's preview. am yet to check out how the learning translates into practice, though.

Instructor

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Cindy Carbajal

Instructor
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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