ELearning for Educators

ELearning for Educators

Learn strategies for blended teaching and online teaching or training.

Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Maggie Rouman

$1323 per course ($441 / graduate credit)

Tuition, Due Dates, and Registration
  • Tuition is the same for Wisconsin residents, out-of-state and international students
  • No registration fee and no program application
  • E-textbook provided as part of course tuition
  • Enrollment is limited to 15 students per section

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

You will 

  • Analyze research on using learning management systems for online and blended settings.
  • Create prompts and facilitate discussion forums.
  • Create technology-based assessment.
  • Critically analyze universal design and accessibility research.
  • Create closed caption video.
  • Research, evaluate and curate digital information.
  • Design and publish an electronic portfolio of course artifacts.

Course Description

Historical background and current trends in online learning. Concepts and foundations of evidence-based practices for successful teaching online. Elearning theory, principles, course management systems, accessibility, copyright, and web-based technology tools.
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 ELearning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate.


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.

Palloff, Rena M. and Pratt, Keith. (2013). Lessons from the Virtual Classroom: The Realities of Online Teaching (2nd ed). Jossey-Bass ISBN: 978-111812373 

If you prefer to read a hard copy of the textbook instead of reading via your computer or tablet, you may purchase the book from online bookstores such as amazon.com, Barnes & Noble or textbooks.com. Be sure to allow for delivery time. NOTE the ISBN number and 2nd edition.
Additional recommended web-based articles will be available via the course modules.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to:
  1. Analyze research on teaching and learning using learning management systems for online and blended settings.
  2. Evaluate, select and manage technology-based assessment tools.
  3. Apply collaborative learning theory to create and use web tools such as discussion forums and blogs for collaborative learning.
  4. Locate and evaluate the accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, and bias of electronic information resources to be used in the online classroom.
  5. Demonstrate the ethical use of digital information resources and understanding of educational copyright and fair use principles in elearning environments.
  6. Apply understanding of the impact of learner differences: culture/race, ability/disability, gender, age, socioeconomic status, and family influences on the delivery of elearning.
  7. Analyze how accessibility of technology-based resources affects planning for instruction.
  8. Design and publish an electronic portfolio of course artifacts.
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.
This is not a self-paced course.


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

For More Information

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Contact Us: Dennis O'Connor, Program Advisor
Elearning and Online Teaching Certificate
Telephone: 530-318-1145
University of Wisconsin - Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751
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