Online Teaching Training

Discussion in 'Online & DL Teaching' started by Bruce, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

    Since there's been some interest lately from people looking to break-in to the world of online teaching, I thought it would be useful and fun to start a thread about some non-credit (and therefore relatively inexpensive) online teaching training programs.

    Here are a few to get started, feel free to add to it, or provide feedback if you've completed any of them.

    Duke University - The most expensive of the bunch, but $400 isn't bad to get Duke into your resume.

    University of California-Irvine Extension - This a specialization through Coursera, the whole program is 5 items (4 courses and a capstone), you can take one, all, or a mix. If you take them all, it comes out to around $250-300. Again, not bad for a brand name like UCI.

    Washington State University - The cheapest of them all, it's designed for WSU faculty, but anyone can take it for a $25 fee (it's free for WSU faculty).
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  5. DxD=D^2

    DxD=D^2 Member

  6. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

    That's unfortunate, when did you take it?
  7. DxD=D^2

    DxD=D^2 Member

    Hi Bruce,

    I attended the program this past April. The class is four weeks long--which I felt was not enough to gain substantial experience. There was group work, and not enough people to consist of a meaningful group. For example, I signed up the first week for my group topic assignment. I ended up being the only member in my group. Last I recall, a group consist of more than one person.
  8. Darkwaters

    Darkwaters Member

    Great post! Thanks for this. I read through most of the programs.

    Just FYI, a few of these prices have gone up.

    Central Michigan University
    - w/ 1 graduate credit, $375 (plus $50 admission fee if not already a student)
    - Non-Credit option, $295

    Rutgers University
    - $100 per class, total of $400 for all four (this price only applies to Rutgers faculty/staff/current grad students)
    - $300 per class, total of $1200 for all four (this price is for everybody else)

    I went ahead and signed up for the $25 class with Washington State University. I'll probably do another program later, but I figure this is a low-threat, small investment to get me started. I'll let you know how it goes.
  9. Jahaza

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  11. DxD=D^2

    DxD=D^2 Member

    I actually enrolled in the Central Michigan University certificate program and did not like the course whatsoever. It was not user friendly and there were so little students enrolled that it was not meaningful. I dropped it because of the overall experience and lack of communication from the required assignments. For example, I had to do group work assignments, with me being the only person in the group. It didn't make any sense to me.

    I took this in early 2016, when I was about to finish my first master's degree.

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