NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

Bringing Education to You

Course Descriptions

Teaching in the Online & Blended Environments

EDUC 600

This course is intended for current teachers who are interested in or have already began incorporating online instruction into their classrooms. Students will be given the opportunity to explore the advantages of online and technology-enriched education, discover how traditional learning theories are applied in online instruction, define the roles of the instructor in the online environment, and evaluate current web technology. The overall goal of the course is to provide students with a sound methodology and practical strategies for teaching online.


  • Evaluate the potential for online and technology-enriched instruction to engage and teach today‚Äôs learners.
  • Identify the major components of Behaviorism, Cognitivism, Constructivism, and Connectivism, and apply these theories to online and blended instruction.
  • Define the roles of an online instructor, and evaluate the importance of these roles.
  • Explore various Web 2.0 technologies and assess their potential as learning tools in an online classroom.