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Specialization

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Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Skills you will gain

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Specialization

Course 2 of 5 in the

100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 2-4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Week 1: The Role of Technology in Virtual Education

Welcome to the course! Begin by reading the Course Overview and familiarizing yourself with our course. This week we will explore the role of technology in virtual education, evaluating technologies for use, and implementing technology in the virtual classroom....
Reading
4 videos (Total 48 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
Video4 videos
Week 1: Types of Technologies10m
Week 1: Evaluating and Implementing16m
Week 1: Interview & Reflection with Melissa8m
Reading3 readings
About this Course10m
Pre-Course Survey10m
Week 1 Roadmap & Optional Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Week 2: Social Technologies in Virtual Education

In week two, we will explore collaborative and social learning technologies....
Reading
7 videos (Total 94 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Week 2: Asynchronous Discussions16m
Week 2: Synchronous Discussions15m
Week 2: Social Tools Overview15m
Week 2: Social Tools Examples19m
Week 2: Interview & Reflection with Melissa9m
Week 2: Strategies for Completing Peer Assessed Assignments4m
Reading1 reading
Week 2 Roadmap & Optional Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Week 3: Game-based Learning & Badges in Virtual Education

In week three, we will discuss game-based learning, badging, augmented reality, and wearable technologies. You will also have the opportunity to submit your assignment and evaluate three of your classmates' work....
Reading
4 videos (Total 43 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video4 videos
Week 3: Minecraft and Scratch10m
Week 3: Augmented Reality and Wearable Tech.5m
Week 3: Interview & Reflection with Melissa15m
Reading2 readings
Week 3 Roadmap & Optional Resources10m
About the Assignment10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Week 4: Open Content in Virtual Education

In week four, we will explore open educational content, web resources, and MOOCs in the context of K-12 education. ...
Reading
9 videos (Total 94 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
Week 4: MOOCs13m
Week 4: Open Science Resources5m
Week 4: Open English Language Arts Resources5m
Week 4: Open Math Resources5m
Week 4: Digital Multimedia Applications and Resources for the Classroom6m
Week 4: Language Acquisition Resources8m
Week 4: Open Education Interview with Larry Cooperman10m
Week 4: Interview & Reflection with Melissa26m
Reading1 reading
Week 4 Roadmap & Optional Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz10m
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Top Reviews

By NKNov 8th 2016

Unlike the previous course in the Virtual Teacher Specialization, this course was pretty well organized, the instructor was articulate and well-versed in the subject she is teaching.

By LSNov 1st 2016

Enjoy this course. The instructor is good and clear. She provided interesting insight into the emerging trend of technologies suitable for me to try out in my classes.

Instructor

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Melissa Joell Loble, M.A., MBA

Instructor
UC Irvine Extension

About University of California, Irvine

Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways....

About the Virtual Teacher Specialization

This series of courses provides best practices for online instruction, student engagement and virtual community building; effective uses of asynchronous and synchronous technologies, social media and other emerging technologies; and data analysis techniques and student performance measurements to individualize instruction in an online or blended environment. The courses in this Specialization may be taken in any order. Each course can be taken independently. The Specialization concludes with a final project that will give you the opportunity to integrate and apply the skills you have gained throughout the courses....
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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