Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)
Domain / Subject : Education
Function : Teaching
Trainer name : Cindy Carbajal,Dr. Sarah Eichhorn
Starts on : 30th Jun 2014
Duration : 5 Weeks
Difficulty : Advanced
Foundations of Virtual Instruction
Part of the "Virtual Teacher Program" Specialization »
Learn what it takes to teach a K-12 course online! Investigate the history of virtual education, explore innovative tools, and examine key issues related to K-12 virtual instruction.
About the Course
This course provides teachers with the foundation for understanding the movement towards virtual instruction. It introduces fundamental knowledge needed by teachers to succeed in a technology-dependent, instructional environment. You will explore the history of online learning and understand how a variety of delivery models are evolving in the K-12 environment, ranging from completely online to hybrid or blended classrooms. We will discuss how the programs work and who they serve, addressing some basics about equity issues, access and school funding, as well as ethical and legal issues that support and challenge the models. Upon completion of the course, you will understand what it takes to transition from teaching in the classroom to providing virtual instruction.
This class will consist of short weekly lecture videos (with embedded quiz questions), totaling 1 to 2 hours of viewing. There will also be weekly quizzes (4 total), 1 assignment, and a final exam.
Students who successfully complete this class will receive a Statement of Accomplishment from Coursera.
The course is primarily for:
Over five weeks, we will cover the following topics:
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