Thursday, June 22, 2017

Creating Collaborative Communities in E-Learning - EDUC 761

EDUC 761 Creating Collaborative Communities in E-Learning

Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Dr. Maryruth Hicks 
Summer: June 26 - August 18, 2017
  • Tuition is the same for Wisconsin residents, out-of-state and international students.
  • There is no registration fee and no program application.
  • E-textbook provided at no additional cost.
  • Includes full access to lynda.com self-paced video tutorials to help develop course management and other technology skills.

You Will

  • Design orientation activities for the first week in an online course.
  • Manage electronic communications.
  • Recognize characteristics of strong and weak discussion facilitation.
  • Apply facilitation techniques to deepen critical thinking.
  • Analyze, assess, and encourage learner participation in online discussions.
  • Demonstrate collaboration in online environments.
  • Analyze how Web 2.0 “tools” build online and blended community.
  • Represent your understanding of collaborative communities in your professional e-portfolio.

Description

Concepts, methods, and research for creating and facilitating a collaborative online community of practice.

Who Should Enroll

Educators and trainers interested in using blended or fully online delivery for courses or training, or adding web-based components to enhance face-to-face instruction.
Participants may include:
  • Technical and community college instructors (adjunct and full-time)
  • College and university professors (adjunct and full-time)
  • K-12 teachers (blended classrooms and virtual schools)
  • Clinical healthcare educators involved in patient education, healthcare education, continuing education or in-service education, community health education, or academic healthcare education
  • Trainers in corporations, professional associations, nonprofit organizations, government, and military
  • Curriculum consultants, professional development coordinators, and distance education and continuing education leaders
Enroll in the course to meet your goals for 
  • professional development
  • continuing education
  • license renewal
  • graduate credits to transfer to another university
  • an elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree.
This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program and is the introductory course in the E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate.
The course is highly interactive with a significant discussion component.
All discussion postings, projects, and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion board and Dropbox.
Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week; there is one required live chat session in Week 7. Participants will determine a time that is convenient for all.
This class is essential for those who are interested in a career as an online instructor.
This is not a self-paced course.


e-Textbook

An e-textbook will be provided when you login to the course. You may open the e-book to read online from your laptop or desktop. The e-textbook software is compatible with an iPad, Kindle Fire or fully internet-capable device. It is not compatible with a Kindle Reader.
Lehmann, Kay and Lisa Chamberlin (2009). Making the Move to eLearning: Putting Your Course Online. Rowman & Littlefield Education Publishers. (Paperback) ISBN-13: 978-1-60709-041-0.
If you prefer to read a paperback textbook, instead of reading via your computer or tablet, you may purchase the book from amazon.com. 
Additional readings and lectures will be available online within the text of each module.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Develop a personal philosophy that reflects learning theory and guides online instruction that creates an environment for reflection, critical thinking, and collaboration.
  2. Analyze the role of the online facilitator and develop strategies to implement, encourage and manage interaction in the online classroom.
  3. Demonstrate appropriate planning considerations, guidelines and procedures to establish a productive, engaging e-learning environment.
  4. Frame critical thinking questions and design discussion prompts that lead to effective learning in the online classroom.
  5. Apply understanding of learner differences when facilitating an online community of practice.
  6. Evaluate application ideas for online discussions using recognized criteria and professional references and apply current research about successful teaching strategies to guide students before, during and after case scenarios, brainstorming, role playing and reaction postings.
  7. Develop a facilitation eportfolio of useful tools, tips, and facilitation techniques as well as the beginnings of 70-30 course preparation developed during the course.

Alignment with Standards

Course objectives are aligned with the International Society for Technology in Education, National Educational Technology Standards, (NETS-T) III, VI
No travel to campus is required. You may participate from your home or work computer during hours that are flexible and convenient for your work and family schedule.

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The School of Education reserves the right to cancel classes that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

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Contact Us: Dennis O'Connor, Program Advisor

E-learning and Online Teaching Certificate

Telephone: 530-318-1145

University of Wisconsin - Stout Menomonie, WI 54751

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Monday, June 19, 2017

EDUC 762 - Online Assessment - Register Today!

Assessment of Student Learning in he Online Classroom.

EDUC 762 Assessment in E-Learning

Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit

Instructor: Maggie Rouman
Summer: EDUC 762 961 June 26 - August 18, 2017
  • Tuition is the same for Wisconsin residents, out-of-state and international students.
  • There is no registration fee and no program application.

You will learn how to

  • Design assessment strategies for blended and online courses.
  • Evaluate, select, and manage online assessment tools.
  • Detect, document, and minimize plagiarism in the blended and online classroom.
  • Align Bloom’s taxonomy with learning objectives.
  • Create and use rubrics to define expectations and levels of achievement.
  • Efficiently increase the quality of formative and summative feedback to your students.
  • Use blogs, wikis, and online surveys to assess individual and group activities.
  • Share a professional e-portfolio with artifacts of your learning.

Who Should Enroll

Educators and trainers interested in using blended or fully online delivery for courses or training, or adding web-based components to enhance face-to-face instruction. Participants may include:
  • Technical and community college instructors (adjunct and full-time)
  • College and university professors (adjunct and full-time)
  • K-12 teachers (blended classrooms and virtual schools)
  • Clinical healthcare educators involved in patient education, healthcare education, continuing education or in-service education, community health education, or academic healthcare education
  • Trainers in corporations, professional associations, nonprofit organizations, government, and military
  • Curriculum consultants, professional development coordinators, and distance education and continuing education leaders

Description

Performance-based assessment, summative and formative feedback methods to assess student learning in the online classroom.
Enroll in the course to meet your goals for 
  • professional development
  • continuing education
  • license renewal
  • graduate credits to transfer to another university
  • an elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree.
This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program and is one of the required courses for individuals pursuing the Graduate Certificate in E-Learning and Online Teaching.

Textbook

All readings will be provided online. There is no purchase of a textbook required.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate development and use of academic standards across the curriculum and application of standards and objectives in online classroom assessment and evaluation.
  2. Analyze the assessment process including types of evaluations, the relationship of assessment to learning, institutional and curriculum objectives, online testing, high stakes testing, corporate assessment framework (CAF) and standardized testing.
  3. Apply mapping to align assessment to learning outcomes, develop rubric criteria and select appropriate online assessment.
  4. Apply current research and technology tools to create authentic assessment, discourse analysis, self and peer evaluation, rubrics, online surveys, tests and quizzes for self-paced tutorials.
  5. Value fairness and adapt e-learning assessments appropriately for diverse populations of students, including students with exceptionalities.
  6. Evaluate and utilize appropriate technology tools to support assessment, including blogs, wikis, audio, video, online surveys, and eportfolios.
  7. Demonstrate research-based practices for choosing assessment models and apply plagiarism detection tools and support ethics, community building and team trust that help prevent cheating.
No travel to campus is required.
Participate from your home or work computer during hours that are flexible and convenient for your work and family schedule and responsibilities.
The class is highly interactive with a significant discussion component.
All discussion postings, projects, and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion board and Dropbox.
Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week; there are no required "live" chat sessions.
This is not a self-paced course.

SIGN UP SOON!

Register online

The School of Education reserves the right to cancel classes that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

For More Information...

Request Information Online

Contact Us: Dennis O'Connor, Program Advisor

E-learning and Online Teaching Certificate

University of Wisconsin - Stout Menomonie, WI 54751

Phone: (530) 318-1145

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Summer (Online) at UWStout Online: Enroll Now!

Enroll Today: Free Registration


Join US at UWStout Online This Summer!



Please share this information with teachers in your district.
  • Do you need extra credits to renew your license?
  • Are you interested in an additional certification? 
All of our math specialist, reading teacher, classroom management, educational technology, and
courses for school library media specialists are offered online.

Course Descriptions

Start Date: June 5
EDUC 648 Math Assessment for RtI

EDUC 659 Methods of Teaching Middle School Math

EDUC 660 Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: Creating Makerspaces

EDUC 760 E-Learning For Educators

RDGED 703 Children's Literature In The Reading Program

RDGED 704 Young Adult Literature In The Reading Program

RDGED 701 Developmental Reading K-12

RDGED 702 Reading In The Content Areas K-12

RDGED 706 Assessment And Evaluation Of Language And Reading Development

Start Date: June 12
EDUC 652 Universal Design for Learning

EDUC 642 Teaching Digital Media Literacy with Primary Sources

EDUC 645 School-wide Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS)

EDUC 658 Issues in STEM Education

EDUC 661 Advanced Trends and Interventions in PK-5 Mathematics Teaching

EDUC 662 Leadership for Math Specialists

EDUC 664 Teaching K-12 Coding and Computational Thinking

Start Date: June 19
EDUC 640 Poverty in the Schools

EDUC 651 Project-based Learning in the Flipped Classroom

EDUC 656 Bullying In Schools

Start Date: June 26
EDUC 653 Middle School Through Adult Writing Instruction

EDUC 654 PK Through Elementary Writing Instruction

EDUC 761 Creating Collaborative Communities In E-Learning

EDUC 762- Assessment In E-Learning

Start Date: July 5
EDUC 646 Using Games for Learning and Assessment
  • No travel to campus required.
  • Meet your PDP goals for
    continuing education or license renewal
  • The courses are approved electives in the Master of Science in Education online degree program.

    http://www.uwstout.edu/programs/mse/index.cfm
Register today for summer online classes to reserve a spot. Registration closes soon.

No tuition is due until July 18.

Register Online

For more information or to request a copy of a syllabus, contact:

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College of Education, Hospitality, Health and Human Sciences
Teaching, Learning and Leadership
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vanderveldej@uwstout.edu
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Send yourself to code camp this summer!

Resources for teaching kids to code!

June Online Classes with Openings
Featured Course - Teaching K-12 Coding and Computational Thinking
Teaching Beginners to Code
Tech Tip: MIT Open Courseware
Featured Resource - Eportfolio Project Rubric

Editor: Shannnon Mersand
This e-newsletter is brought to you by University of Wisconsin-Stout College of Education, Hospitality, Health, and Human Sciences.

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June Online Courses with Openings

Featured Course

Learn how to teach computer coding and design instructional activities that solve real-world problems.

Teaching Beginners to Code

Code.org

Code.org is the first stop in teaching beginners to code. The founder of the Hour of Code, Code.org is a nonprofit organization with a mission to teach as many people as possible about computer science. With resources to teach, learn and inspire people to learn about computer science, it is a one stop shop to get started with computer programming.

CS Unplugged

Computer Science Unplugged is an outstanding, free resource to help teach computational thinking skills without the need for technology! They offer videos, tutorials and activities. They also offer a free downloadable book as well as translations of activities in multiple languages.

Teaching Kids to Code

Edutopia has gathered a wealth of articles to help you get started teaching students to code. From the why to the how, learn how educators all over the world are tying coding into their curriculum.

Kodable: Teach Kids to Code

Kodable created this infographic about why we should teach children to code

Teaching Computer Programming

Khan Academy offers this fantastic resource to guide you in teaching computer programming in the classroom and in out-of-school programs.

Featured Resource - Eportfolio Rubric



Tech Tip: MIT Open Courseware


MIT Open Courseware offers their computer science courses online.