About the Course
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.
Skills you will gain
- Online Learning
- Lesson Plan
- Social Media
Foundations of Virtual Instruction: Welcome to Foundations of Virtual Instruction! This course will help you ‘up’ your game and develop the advanced skills and techniques that elude even some of the most experienced virtual teachers in the K-12 space.
Emerging Trends & Technologies in the Virtual K-12 Classroom: This course is focused on emerging trends and technologies, specifically for K-12 instructors. Most of the content will be aimed at high school-aged students in the U.S., or ages 13-18 in other countries.
Advanced Instructional Strategies in the Virtual Classroom: This course will help you apply strategies to the critical areas of K-12 virtual instruction to significantly impact virtual education. We will examine the pitfalls beginning teachers run into and learn how to overcome them by focusing on the fundamentals that have the greatest impact on student learning in a blended or online environment.
Performance Assessment in the Virtual Classroom: This course will help you effectively assess student performance virtually, including compliance issues, feedback models, online grade book functions, and data analysis.
Virtual Teacher Final Project: The Final Project will be a hands-on, comprehensive project that practitioners of virtual education can implement in their profession. For this final project, learners will draft a design plan for an online learning module utilizing materials learned from the virtual teacher series.
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Course on Virtual Teacher by University of California, Irvine.
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