EDU 286 covers the principles and techniques of effective
instruction for online teaching, including the use of a variety of electronic
delivery tools, learning unit/module planning, instructional models of adult
learning, as well as modes of presentation, facilitation, and participation.
The course will also focus on the following: Responding to a diverse student
body online; Online discussion strategies; Collaborative and experiential
strategies in the online environment; Enhancing student learning and motivation
online; Instructional media and technology; Online course and instructor
evaluations to improve teaching.
This course is delivered and completed via online format,
using KCC Learninghouse, Google+ Community for EDU 286, other Google
based/compatible applications and tools, and various free online applications.
EDU 286 is a project based learning course in which all demonstration of skills
and knowledge acquired will be presented through various products created by
In order to embody online teaching/learning by creating a
collaborative learning environment, discussions will take place each week that
require peer responses and reviews.Peer
Review Guidelines and project rubrics are provided. Having these
guidelines/rubrics in place ensure that students are directly fulfilling the
course's objectives and learning outcomes, and are afforded opportunity for
success in the course.
Students will demonstrate their understanding throughout
the course through the production of various formative and summative assessment
products by using various online, free applications. This enables students to
gain experience and exposure to resources that they can then use in their
future teaching/instructing of online courses.