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Benerd College
For Degree and Credentialing: 209.946.2683 For Professional Development: 209.946.2424 For Sacramento Programs: 916.340.6155

3601 Pacific Ave. Stockton, CA 95211
3200 Fifth Ave. Sacramento, CA 95817

Online Teaching Certificate

Program Overview
For those new to teaching online, or those already teaching online. Get the best instruction from the foremost authorities in online learning. Thousands of people have taken this fundamental yet advanced training in teaching online.

From building an online course to improving an online course, from fostering online discussion to encouraging student interaction, from traditional assessment to online tests, the program will give you both the fundamentals of teaching online, as well as the most advanced tips and techniques in the business. Your instructors are authors, speakers and consultants in online learning and teaching.

Advanced Teaching Online

In the 21st century, half of all learning will be online. The opportunities are tremendous for teaching online. Discover how to plan, develop and teach an online course. Take home a ten step model for developing your online course. Experience one of the most advanced online classrooms for teachers. Learn how to create online audio lectures with slide shows. Find out how self quizzes enhance learning. See an animation, drop-and-drop exercise, and dynamite welcome pages. Engage in online discussion with other teachers. An instructor's book, Advanced Teaching Online, is included.

August 3, 2020 – August 28, 2020
September 8, 2020 – October 2, 2020

Course Code: UCLP 115 $195 (1.6 CEUs)

Designing Online Instruction

Learn about the online instructional environment, envisioning your online course, developing a web course, phases of design and development, design guidelines, and more. Discover the principles behind the adoption of technology innovation and the nature of the online learning environment. Then get tips for planning your online course, identifying resources and design guidelines. Discuss the phases of design and development and models, motivating student-student interaction, and managing interaction. Get the latest information on copyright issues, assessment and evaluation.

Date: October 5, 2020 – October 30, 2020

Course Code: UCLP 116 $195 (1.6 CEUs)

Fostering Online Discussion

Effectively engaging with your online learners is one of the best ways to take your online course to the next level, making it a superior learning experience for your students. Come learn how to do it from the creator of the concept and practice of 'continual engagement' in teaching. Discover how to build student success through your interaction, how to give online learners feedback, communicating with them about everything from subject matter to delicate issues to grading. You will come away with advanced, practical, how-to tips from one of the foremost authorities on fostering online discussion.

Aug. 3, 2020 to Aug. 28, 2020
November 2, 2020 – November 27, 2020

Course Code: UCLP 038 $195 (1.6 CEUs)

OPTIONAL: Become a Certified Online Instructor (COI). Certified Online Instructor (COI) requires the registrant to take a 50 question exam. The registrant will have their students evaluate one of their online courses, and the Chair of the LERN Faculty Advisory Board will critique one of the registrant's online courses.

Course Fees
Individual courses:  $195
Certificate program: $495  (requires completion of all three classes)
Certificate Program with COI option: $795 (UCLP 118)  
Courses can be taken all together as a certificate program or individually

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