Online Instruction Courses

Learning to Teach Online (Coursera)

From the site: “Based upon the award winning educational resources of same name developed by Simon McIntyre and Karin Watson, the Learning to Teach Online (LTTO) MOOC is designed to help existing educators establish or improve their own online or blended teaching practices.”.

Making the Virtual Classroom a Reality (Illinois Online Network, Univ. of Illinois)

The MVCR series of online faculty development courses, which has 8-week, 4-week, and 3-week course offerings, is designed to help faculty members acquire skills and knowledge needed to teach online. These courses cover a wide range of topics providing a firm foundation in many educational principles. Some MVCR courses for the beginning online instructor include: Online Learning: An Overview; Instructional Design for Online Course Development; and Blended – Hybrid Learning Design and Instruction. MVCR courses are available for free to all Univ. of Illinois faculty.

Online Learning Consortium (Online Learning Consortium Institute)

The Online Learning Consortium (formerly the Sloan Consortium/Sloan-C) is a leading professional organization devoted to advancing the quality of online learning worldwide. The OLC Institute offers educational and professional development in online teaching and learning through online workshops, webinars and opportunities to serve as facilitators in their areas of expertise. OLC offers a wide-range of programs for those interested in deepening both pedagogical and practitioner aspects of their teaching practice.