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Thank you for your interest in taking WSU’s Excellence in Online Teaching course! Registration for Excellence in Online Teaching is currently closed as we transition to another learning management system.

To receive an alert when the new course is available, please email aoi.li@wsu.edu.

Practical Expertise

This course offers you both the practical expertise of WSU’s Instructional Designers and the research-proven best practices of online course design. It’s self-paced, non-credit, and consists of a series of online modules. It is designed for instructors with limited online teaching experience.

The course is about pedagogy not technology: You’ll hear a little about how to create an online course, but you’ll learn a lot about how to teach one.


Course Goals

  • Become familiar with the research related to effective teaching and learning in the online environment.
  • Understand and be able to implement key critical factors that promote learner success:
    • Teaching Presence
    • Student Engagement
    • Active Learning
    • Community Building
  • Develop an understanding of online, non-traditional learners.
  • Become familiar with learning theories, specifically as they relate to the online environment.
  • Become familiar with online and open education resources to utilize in development and teaching of online courses.

Registration

  • The course is free for all WSU staff, faculty, students, and non-WSU participants.
  • Completion: In order to receive the Certificate of Completion you must pass the Final Assessment by 85% or greater.
  • You may apply for 2.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for this course.  The fee is $16.00. The registration must be completed before you begin the course.

Thank you for your interest in taking WSU’s Excellence in Online Teaching course! Registration for Excellence in Online Teaching is currently closed as we transition to another learning management system.

To receive an alert when the new course is available, please email aoi.li@wsu.edu.

Already registered? Access the course

Questions about accessing the course? Contact aoi.li@wsu.edu.