ITL 107: Intermediate Online Teaching & Learning

(36 hours, equivalent to 2 units)


Course Description
Examines best practices of online education, including national standards for online teaching, peer review processes, principles of course design, usage of multi-media, and assessment tools. Appropriate for either practicing or future teachers.


Student Learning Outcomes
Evaluate national and international best practices for online teaching.
Analyze effectiveness of current tools for promoting student learning in an online environment.


Topic Outline (including but not restricted to the following)

  1. National and International Standards of Online Teaching

  2. Peer Review in Online Teaching

  3. Universal Design Principles

  4. Multi-media Tools

  5. Online Assessment Tools

  6. Trends

Course Requirements
Because this is a fully online course that has no on-ground class meetings, all course work will be completed via a CMS/virtual classroom. Participants will design learning units based on universal web design . . . integrate multimedia tools . . . create online assessments . . . evaluate emerging online communication tools . . . design rubrics for course evaluation . . . submit sample learning units for peer review . . . explore blogs, wikis, virtual reality . . . and prepare to offer students a more dynamic and effective learning experience!

Each participant will be provided with an individual Blackboard course shell in order to complete assigned learning activities. (Blackboard is the COC supported course management system.)

Class Meetings
Because this is a fully online course, all class meetings occur at the class website. 107 is like a 2-unit class, translating into 34 hours of in-class work. Accordingly, over a period of 8 weeks, participants should expect to spend 4-5 hours per week on the class website. In addition to the 4-5 hours of class website participation, students will complete home work assignments typical to all COC courses.