The purpose of this course is to aid in-service and pre-service teachers in becoming more effective and efficient online facilitators. This course is designed to assist with learning how to manage online courses. There will be a focus on effective communication in an online environment, selecting and creating course material, and time management.
This course is for professional development credit only. VirtualSC PD courses do not count towards any type of degree.
Week 1: Student Orientation
Week 2: Time Management, Organization, and Netiquette
Week 3: Online Course Communication
Week 4: Learning Management Systems and Reliable Resources
Week 5: Using Moodle: The Course, Resources, and Activities
Week 6: Online Assessment
Week 7: Assessing the Online Course and Facilitation: Surveying Options
This is an advanced level course for teachers, technology specialists, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, or other school personnel. Participants are expected to have regular access to computers with Internet access. They will also need speakers and a microphone (or a headset or telephone) to participate in the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Virtual Meeting sessions. In addition, participants should be proficient with browsing the Internet, uploading and downloading content, navigating to computer files, and with using word processing software, email, and attachments.
All materials in this course are the property of the South Carolina Department of Education Office of VirtualSC PD. All course materials needed/required for the workshop are available online.
When you register for a graduate course there are two steps: first with VirtualSC PD and then with The College of Charleston. Upon registration with VirtualSC PD, directions will be emailed to you for completing registration with The College of Charleston. Check the email used to create your Genius account often.
- Registration with The College of Charleston is required for each graduate course in order for credit to be awarded.