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Learner Career Outcomes

57%

started a new career after completing these courses

36%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Course 1 of 5 in the
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Approx. 11 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Week 1: History of Virtual Education

2 hours to complete
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

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Week 2: Synchronous and Asynchronous Technologies

2 hours to complete
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

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Week 3: Transitioning from the Classroom to the Virtual Environment

3 hours to complete
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: Accommodations 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

Week 4

2 hours to complete

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

2 hours to complete
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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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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