The Final Project will be a hands-on, comprehensive project that practitioners of virtual education can implement in their profession. For this final project, learners will draft a design plan for an online learning module utilizing materials learned from the virtual teacher series. Learners will choose the subject matter, method of delivery, tools, instructional strategies, and assessments, with the goal of creating a module of online or blended instruction that meets the needs of their students. Learners do not have to create, develop or teach the online learning module they design.
Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
1. Design a fully online or blended instructional module
2. Apply theories and/or strategies of effective online instruction
Get Started! This section will give you an overview of the course, the timeline for your final project, and grading logistics. Be sure to read all the information carefully and plan accordingly.
Brainstorm and Review To help you get started, we've included optional activities and resources. Also, we've compiled a list of links that tie each piece of the final project to the course content from previous courses. You'll want to review each section carefully before you begin to work on your project. Once you create a rough draft of your final project, you can submit it in the upcoming Optional Feedback Peer Review.
(Optional) Feedback Peer Review This section is optional for those learners who want to have additional feedback on their final project assignment prior to the Final Peer Review submission and evaluation.
Final Project Assignment Submission This is the final peer review project submission portion of the course. Please be mindful that there will be no extension given to learners for any deadlines set.
Final Project Peer Review Evaluation This is your final peer review project evaluation portion of the course. Please be mindful that there will be no extension given to learners for any deadlines set.
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.