About this Specialization

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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.
Learner Career Outcomes
57%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
25%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 7 months to complete
Suggested 2 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Italian
Learner Career Outcomes
57%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
25%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 7 months to complete
Suggested 2 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English, Italian

There are 5 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Foundations of Virtual Instruction

4.3
stars
579 ratings
190 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Emerging Trends & Technologies in the Virtual K-12 Classroom

4.6
stars
357 ratings
109 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Advanced Instructional Strategies in the Virtual Classroom

4.6
stars
324 ratings
105 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Performance Assessment in the Virtual Classroom

4.5
stars
197 ratings
52 reviews

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  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • The courses are designed for teachers working with K-12 students, instructors working with further education, community college or vocational students, continuing education or in-service facilitators supporting teachers and faculty, and educators interested in educational technology an/or online instruction. No prior teaching experience is necessary.

  • It is recommended that students start with the first course of the series and follow the order listed, however, it is not mandatory.

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  • Online instruction is one area of education that is in need of qualified educators. Upon completion, educators will be equipped with the strategies and best practices needed to transition and be effective in the online space.

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