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Online Teaching Certificates – Which program is for you?

Cathy Arreguin (Online Learning Consortium, USA)
Session Information
July 7, 2015 - 5:30pm
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Session Type: 
Discovery Session
Plaza Foyer
Session Duration: 
60 Minutes
Discovery Session 1

Everything you ever wanted to know about the OLC Online Teaching Certificates. A comparison of the programs will be available. Bring your questions with you and we will try to answer them for you.

Extended Abstract

The OLC Online Teaching Certificate prepares educators to teach and improve online courses using the OLC pillars of quality in online education, learning effectiveness, scale, faculty and student satisfaction, and access. A unique feature of the certificate program is that expert mentors work individually with each certificate candidate to accomplish specific goals.

The certificate consists of a 10-week foundation course and three electives or learning specializations that focus on improving overall competency within a specific area of academic focus. The workshops in each specialization are structured to encourage skill development and practical application within the participants' specific job function.

Upon completing the 10-week foundation course, individuals can select 3 individual electives, one specialization, or multiple specializations that best suit professional development objectives. Workshop electives are designed to be practical and address important technological advances and evolving best practices.

During their certificate work, participants also have the opportunity to develop a new online course or revise an online course that they have already developed and present their work in a capstone final presentation.

The OLC Advanced Online Certificate Program helps educators fine tune existing online/blended courses using the OLC pillars of quality in online education, learning effectiveness, scale, faculty and student satisfaction, and access. The advanced online certificate consists of a three-week asynchronous foundational course where participants will complete a course evaluation, develop a course revision plan and connect with peers for ongoing support. In addition, there will be three follow up synchronous sessions where participants will learn more about active learning activities and strategies, enhance their existing course with the use of multimedia or social media components with consideration for common accessibility standards, and develop specific assessment tools for measuring course learning outcomes with consideration for accreditation expectations. The advanced certificate program concludes with a final presentation of the revised course for peer review. Come learn about the program directly from the OLC team.

Still have questions? Come learn more!

Lead Presenter

Cathy Arreguin (Online Learning Consortium, USA)

Cathy Arreguin, M.A. has provided instructional design for OLC’s Institute since 2008, currently producing the Certificate and mentor programs, in addition to developing selected workshops. She also serves as adjunct faculty for San Diego State University’s Department of Learning Design and Technology, with an emphasis in exploring, understanding and effectively applying newer technologies. With a broad background in K12, higher education and non-profit curriculum design, she particularly enjoys coaching educators in applying effective instructional design principles and strategies to both face-to-face and online learning environments and activities.