Designing for Online Learning Courses

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Designing for Online Learning is an online, self-paced, and self-guided continuing education certificate for secondary education teachers who want to create engaging, clear, and student-centered online learning experiences.

Develop Online Courses that Engage your Students

As students of all ages take online courses to further their education, the need for high-quality online learning experiences has grown substantially. When content and material are organized in a way that minimizes distractions, communicates learning goals and tasks effectively, and anticipates student needs, online learning experiences can empower students to drive their own learning.

To help educators improve their skills in designing online courses, CCU Online offers Designing for Online Learning, a continuing education certificate that equips secondary education teachers (grades six through 12) with design principles that support high-quality online learning and provides opportunities to put those principles into practice.

Through a series of five sequential modules, you will:

Designing for Online Learning Continuing Education Courses
Designing for Online Learning
  • Module One: Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning
  • Module Two: Wayfinding and Cognitive Load in Designing Online Instruction
  • Module Three: Setting Learning Targets and Designing Assessments for Online Instruction
  • Module Four: Selecting Content and Determining How to Present It
  • Module Five: Visual Elements to Support Online Teaching and Learning

This Designing for Online Learning course is 100% online, self-paced, and self-guided — without faculty involvement — and does not offer academic credit. Students will receive a certificate of completion after finishing all five course modules. The course costs $300.