Introduction to Online Teaching and Learning
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Faculty members in the Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program.
This brief course examines the fundamentals of teaching and learning in online learning environments. Faculty members in the Department of Public Health are expected to teach courses that are entirely online. Teaching in an online learning environment requires thoughtful planning regarding instructional methods, technologies, student engagement, and course management. Completing this course provides DPH faculty with the foundational knowledge needed to effectively address each of these items.
- Effectively design and develop a hybrid course.
- Effectively teach in a hybrid learning environment.
Course Outcomes Mapping
|Quiz 1||Identify and use key educational technologies at DMU.|
Explore applications that support learning activities in a digital environment and with a blended group of learners.
|Quiz 2||Construct well-designed learning objectives and course maps.|
|Quiz 3||Practice essential concepts in DMU’s learning management system, D2L Brightspace.|
|Quiz 4||Demonstrate knowledge of design and instructional best practices for digital learning environments.|
|Quiz 5||Demonstrate knowledge of student assessment best practices.|
|Quiz 6||Describe methods to create an inclusive community of learners.|
Demonstrate knowledge of design and instructional best practices for digital learning environments.
|Quiz 7||Recognize the importance of continuous quality improvement for instruction.|
Course Schedule and Topics
|2||DMU Educational Technology & Resources|
|3||Designing and Planning Your Course|
|4||D2L Brightspace Essential Training|
|5||Course Development Best Practices|
|6||Assessment of Learning|
|7||Teaching and Facilitating Your Course|
|8||Continuous Quality Improvement|
|9||Certificate of Completion|
Dennis Culver, MS
Instructional Design Coordinator, College of Health Sciences, Des Moines University
Relevant to the content of this educational activity, Mr. Culver does not have a financial relationship with an ineligible company to disclose.
- McCabe, M. F., & González-Flores, P. (2016). Essentials of online teaching: A standards-based guide. Routledge.
- Vai, M., & Sosulski, K. (2016). Essentials of online course design: A standards-based guide. Routledge.
- 4.75 CE Contact Hour(s)