Delivery, Enrollment, and Facilitation
This is a mastery-based course with no discussion forums. The course will be delivered in a fully online format. This course is non-facilitated, and is designed to be completed independently. It is self-paced, with an enrollment period of 60 days, which begins immediately upon confirmation of registration. A Help Forum is included in the course that will be carefully monitored by a full-time online facilitator.
This self-paced learning module is an eLearning experience that offers an in-depth look at the National Standards for Quality (NSQ) Online Programs Standard I: Curriculum and Course Design. This standard promotes program and student success by addressing the individual needs of the whole student and providing equitable opportunities for all learners. In this learning module, you will closely examine the ten indicators that make up Standard I and relate them to quality practices implemented in your online learning program. You will have an opportunity to reflect through a self-evaluation and develop strategies that will more closely align your online learning program to this standard. This module is designed to assist you in deepening your understanding of Standard I to ensure that the adoption of quality instructional design methods is prioritized in the planning and implementation of your online learning program.
Required Readings and Videos
This is an intermediate level course for teachers, literacy coaches, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, or other school personnel. Participants are expected to have regular access to computers with Internet access. 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.