General Information about Online Learning courses

Title: Facilitating Effective Online Discourse

Author: Anne Canale Stalnecker

Abstract: This course seeks to help instructors understand how to create and foster the dialogue that is integral to online learning particularly in asynchronous courses.

Course Objective: Participants will gain an understanding of the learning community and its relevancy to the discourse that takes place online, construct discussion activities which implement good design principles, strategies, and best practices and choose appropriate educational technology tools to enhance discussion.

Tag(s): online discourse, asynchronous course, online learning community


Title: Using the E-Learning Best Practices: A Guide for Faculty to develop a quality online course

Author: Anne de la Chapelle

Abstract: In this mini course participants will research appropriate services and resources for online students at their campuses and learn to integrate this key information into their online course. The course uses E-Learning Best Practices Guidelines developed at Plattsburgh State College as our guide. Participants will self assess based on the best practices.

Course Objective: Learners will be able to find and integrate useful and appropriate resources and services for enhancing their online course development.

Tag(s): E-learning, best practice, online course


Title: Multimedia in Online Courses

Author: Katherine Watson

Abstract: The goal of this mini-course is to promote consistency and best practices in including multimedia in online courses. Course developers should have an understanding of the pedagogical implications of using various media, and the theories surrounding multimedia design and use in online learning.

Course Objective: Upon completion of this course, the participants will demonstrate an understanding of issues and affordances of multimedia use in online learning and an understanding of multimedia design principles, and demonstrate the capability of incorporating multimedia in online courses.

Tag(s): multimedia, online course, ANGEL course management system


Title: Essential Guide to Online Teaching

Author: Sun Hee Seo

Abstract: The topic of this course is guidance for teaching online activities in secondary education.

Course Objective: 1) Learners will be able to understand the learning community and its relationship to discourse in the online environment. 2) Learners will be able to identify design principles, strategies, and best practices to consider in the development of communication in online discourse.3) Learners will be able to design and choose to use appropriate strategies in response to online teaching guild results.

Tag(s): online teaching, guidance


Title: Instant Screencasting: Quick and Basic Screen Capture for Online and Hybrid Instruction

Author: Michael Lucatorto

Abstract: This course is about learning the purpose of video in the classroom, have an opportunity to create videos to familiarize themselves with the software and develop an understanding of their own reasons for using video in their classroom.

Course Objective: 1. Learners will be able to define what screencasting is; 2, Learners will be able to identify the purposes for using screencasting software in their instruction; 3, Learners will be asked to describe their own reasons for being interested in using screencasting software in their classroom; 4, Learners will be able to identify the capabilities and limitations of Jing, Screenr and Screencast-O-Matic; 5, Learners will be asked to describe which of these three (if any) screencasting will be best for their needs

Tag(s): videos, classroom, screencasting


Title: Online Tutoring Mini-Course

Author: Christina Arnone

Abstract: This mini-course will let the participants gain knowledge and learn skills that will allow them to effectively tutor students in an online environment. Through the learning of these skills and processes, participants will also gain an understanding of the importance of their role in the success of e-learners.

Course Objective: N/A

Tag(s): Online Tutoring, Teaching



Title: Mini-Course Blackboard 9.1 Module Creation

Author: Diana Cary

Abstract: This course focuses on creating a course in a Blackboard 9.1 course development shell.

Course Objective: Identify Course Tools Menu, Identify Course Content area, Identify and distinguish Edit Mode On/Off .

Tag(s): Blackboard, Creation


Title: LOOP IN PASCAL Course

Author: Alex De Kweldju

Abstract: This course was designed to teach concept and application of loop commands in Pascal using combination between Project Based Learning (PBL) and blended environment with Moodle as Learning Management System.

Course Objective: By taking this course, student will be expected to answer the inquiry question by identifying and creating all possible solutions using loop commands, collaboratively discussing and deciding best solution, and identifying another real world problem that requires loop command to be solved.

Tag(s): Pascal, PBL (Project Based learning), Blended learning, Moodle



Title:Using Online Participation Tools to Foster Active Learning

Author: Christina Nelson-Brozycki

Abstract: Teachers value class discussion as an indicator of active student learning. Yet, class discussions do not always engage all students. How can teachers make their class discussions more student centered? Online participation tools (wikis, blogs, online platforms) offer teachers some new ways to foster active student learning through class discussion.

Course Objective: The purpose of this course is help teachers foster active learning by their students through the use of online participation tools as part of their class activities. Participants who complete this workshop will understand why online tools can increase active learning through class participation and will know how to choose online tools that encourage more students to actively learn through participation.

Tag(s): Online learning, Online teaching



Title: Designing an Online Course

Author: Donna Kiesel

Abstract: Intent of Designing an Online Course is to help educators understand the set-up of an online course as a manageable structure. By the end of this course, teachers will learn know how to enhance student learning through the use of instructional design strategies that ensure a gap free curriculum. “Teachers” are also instructors, trainers, coaches, who have familiarity with using the internet. The Modules of this course focus on steps to achieving a completed online course. The ultimate goal of this course is to help teachers design a curriculum that meets the standards of online course quality applying the most important techniques in online instructional design.

Course Objective: Determine the information that the student needs about the materials, supplies, and equipment for the course; Identify the communication structure of your course and what the student needs to know about it.

Tag(s): Designing an Online Courses