Teaching in a Web-based environment

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Beginning in January, educators interested in learning how to teach in a Web-based environment can take advantage of a new, noncredit course sponsored by Continuing & Extended Education at Bowling Green State University.

Online Teaching for Educators is a comprehensive introduction for those who design and deliver courses online. Participants will learn about the latest technologies used in online classes, including blogs and wikis.

“By virtue of being online, participants will gain firsthand knowledge of the online classroom from a student's perspective,” said Connie Molnar, director of distance education. “Activities include accessing content through a variety of mediums, with a large portion of the course centered upon online collaboration.”

There are two types of courses available—instructor-led and self-paced. The instructor-led course offers participants an opportunity to interact with peers and their instructor in scheduled online activities and discussion. The self-paced course offers participants flexibility in completing assignments and requires good time-management skills and self discipline.

Both courses are entirely web-based and run for two-week periods. The content of the courses is modeled after the same curriculum that is used to prepare BGSU faculty members to teach online. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate from BGSU.

For more information, call BGSU Continuing & Extended Education at 419-372-6792 or 1-877-650-8165 or visit http://pace.bgsu.edu/onlineteaching.

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(Posted December 12, 2007 )