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  • Provider Coursera
  • Subject Online Education
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 2-4 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 5 weeks long

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This course provides teachers with the foundation for understanding the movement towards virtual instruction. It introduces fundamental knowledge needed by teachers to succeed in a technology-dependent, instructional environment. You will explore the history of online learning and understand how a variety of delivery models are evolving in the K-12 environment, ranging from completely online to hybrid or blended classrooms. We will discuss how the programs work and who they serve, addressing some basics about equity issues, access and school funding, as well as ethical and legal issues that support and challenge the models. Upon completion of the course, you will understand what it takes to transition from teaching in the classroom to providing virtual instruction.

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
1. Describe the history of online learning models
2. Identify current virtual instruction models and who offers them
3. Explain how virtual instruction models have evolved and why
4. Describe common features of synchronous and asynchronous technologies
5. Discuss basic ethical and legal issues faced by schools

Taught by

Cindy Carbajal

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Nadya N
1.0 2 years ago
by Nadya is taking this course right now, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I am currently doing this course and to be honest I'm extremely disappointed with the instructor Cindy Carbajal. She's reading all the time and not very well at that (sounds like a first grader). Her videos are haphazard to say the least, information is not organized in a logical sequence, and it all sounds as if she's just copied some quotes from here and there. Her reading is very annoying and the only good thing in week one was the interview about the Flipped Classroom with Chris O'Neal. It was very informative, well-structured and coherent (unlike the instructor's videos). Some questions i…
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