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Online Teaching & Learning Concentration
Students in the Master of Arts in Education program who are pursuing an online teaching and learning concentration will complete the following required courses:
18 Credit Hours of Core Education Courses
12 Credit Hours of Core Online Teaching & Learning Courses
OTL 5001 Web 2.0 Tools for Tomorrow’s Learner
Students explore and implement Web 2.0 tools for online learning and topics that support development and exploration of such innovative tools in the educational environment. Following the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) National Educational Standards and Indicators, students identify different features and benefits of using Web 2.0 tools that will support effective teaching and learning practices. The course is required in the cybergogy concentration. (3 credits)
OTL 5002 Active Learning in Online Environments
Active learning refers to techniques where students DO something, typically discovering, processing, and applying information. In this class, students focus on learning as an active endeavor, cognizant that different people learn in different ways. At first glance, active learning in an online class may seem problematic. On closer observation, the two are synonymous. This course is required in the cybergogy concentration. (3 credits)
OTL 5003 Assessing and Evaluating Online Teaching and Learning
Students in this course plan assessment strategies to accommodate differences among online student learners, including their unique knowledge, experiences, ability, learning styles, multiple intelligences, motivations, behaviors, and attitudes. The outcome of the course is the development of multiple timely and appropriate instructional and assessment activities closely aligned to learning objectives that provide students regular feedback about their performance in an online course. (3 credits)
OTL 5004 Best Practices in Online Learning
Students study and consider best practice in cybergogy by developing strategies, concepts, and areas of consideration when beginning or revising an online course. Content includes a consideration of course aesthetics, online activities, and course enhancement although many aspects of cybergogy complete to a face-to-face course, certain nuances and differences need particular consideration. Successful completion of this course assists future online instructors consider those differences. (3 credits)
3 Credit Hours of Education Electives
3 Credit Hours of Philosophy Electives