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Nine Credit Online Teaching Sequence

Teachers wishing to fast track their online instruction initiatives should consider our nine-credit online teaching sequence. You will learn how to develop high quality, pedagogically sound, interactive online instruction. Our course sequence is flexible and designed with multiple entry points for educators with different desires and varying levels of teaching experience.

The courses in the sequence can also be applied to our master's degree in Digital Classroom Technology. Please contact us for information and assistance getting started in a customized track designed for your teaching and learning needs.

 

Suggested Course Sequence - 9 credits

  1. ITC 525 - Technologies for the 21st Century Educator
  2. ITC 435 - Designing Distance Education for the K-12 Educator
  3. ITC 520 - Building Effective Online and Classroom Instruction

     

    ITC 525 - Technologies for the 21st Century Educator
    Offered in face-to-face, blended, and fully online formats.

    This course provides students with numerous, practical, hands-on opportunities to develop technology-based teaching and learning resources to support face-to-face, hybrid and online learning courses. This course is the ideal starting point for newer technology users wanting broad exposure to PC, Mac, Mobile, and Internet teaching technologies. Students who are comfortable with these platforms and who have experience developing digital teaching materials may elect to opt out of ITC 525 and start with ITC 435.

     

    ITC 435 - Designing Distance Education for the K-12 Educator
    Offered in blended and fully online formats.

    Building on ITC 525, students will learn "best practice" strategies for online course creation. Online learning is different from face-to-face learning and requires a different mindset/approach for both instructor AND the learner. Role of the instructor, course organization, media selection, online interaction techniques, and course management will be emphasized. Upon completion of this course, students will have a well-structured unit(s) design suitable for development and implementation in the ITC 520 course. Students with prior teaching or substantial blended course development experience may choose to enroll directly in ITC 520, our hands-on development course, with approval of your instructor.

     

    ITC 520 - Building Effective Online and Classroom Instruction
    Offered in face-to-face, blended, and fully online formats.

    ITC 520 moves beyond the theoretical and provides the students with an opportunity to do online development work in an actual Learning Management System. Students enrolling in this course will develop and implement technology-rich and pedagogically comprehensive learning modules for online delivery. Application of practical online learning tools such as discussion forums, online quizzes, and emerging web technologies will be emphasized to promote collaboration, creativity, and effective online communities. Specific and direct links will be drawn between how one teaches in a face-to-face classroom versus the online environment...including the setting of expectations, procedures, classroom ‘rules', etc.

     

    Contact Information:

    Dr. Andrea Harmer
    Chairperson
    Dept. of Library Science and Instructional Technology
    610-683-4302
    harmer@kutztown.edu

    Associate Prof. William Jefferson
    Graduate Program Coordinator
    Dept. of Library Science and Instructional Technology
    610-683-4757
    wjeffers@kutztown.edu


    Last Updated 05-21-2014 WJ