NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

Best Practices for Teaching Online

EDUC 600




Instructor: Matthew Lonn

Grading: Letter or S/U

Monday, June 02, 2014 - Friday, June 27, 2014

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Available Seats: 25

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $150

Course Description:

This course provides an introduction to online teaching and allows the participants to obtain hands on experience from a student’s and instructor’s perspective.  The participants will utilize web tools and a learning management system to explore the many features and benefits of an online course, as well as the responsibilities of an effective online instructor.


Upon completion of the course the participant will:

  • Be able to apply effective online pedagogy to teaching an online course.
  • Understand the various types of online learning including blended learning.
  • Apply communication skills to relate to the online learner and digital natives.
  • Appreciate the challenges of completing an online course from a student’s and instructor’s point of view.
  • Be able to utilize a rubric to review course content.
  • Utilize online tools to organize and complete tasks and apply various instructional techniques.
  • Complete various types of online assessments from a student’s perspective.


A computer with Internet access is required.  The student must have an active, working email account.

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