Course Description

This course provides educators with the skills for effective online teaching. It will include types of online teaching, concepts and structures of effective lesson creation and online instruction, technologies and strategies that support student engagement and increased learning, how to create and facilitate online communities, meeting content standards within an online classroom, and implementing formative assessments as a means to enhance online instruction.

Learner Outcomes

By the conclusion of the course, each participant should be able to do the following:

  1. Recognize and appraise the impact of trends and types of online learning and employ current related standards to improve student learning.
  2. Examine and describe an effective online course and lesson component.
  3. Evaluate major technologies for creating activities for engagement and teaching online.
  4. Develop relevant learning experiences and assessments that incorporate emerging technologies in an online classroom.
  5. Develop a plan for online teaching and building community within the online classroom.
  6. Collaborate with other educational professionals regarding various technologies with the intention of improving student engagement and learning.


System Requirements

  • Computer with word processing software
  • Internet access connection
  • Online video viewing capabilities/Adobe flash player
  • Software capable of reading PDF files

NOTE: Additional software will be used, but will either be free and open-source or trial versions, and will be based on the individual needs of each teacher’s online setting. The instructor will work closely with each teacher to assist in determining the appropriate software.


Educators enrolled in the course are required to hold a baccalaureate degree.

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Section Title
Teaching and Reaching 21st Century Online Learners
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Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (5 units) $500.00
Available for Credit
5 Quarter Credits
Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with The Connecting Link.

Course is self-Paced. Completion time: up to 12 weeks from initial log in to course. Participants are required to log in within 60 days of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.

Judith McManus is the course facilitator
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