Each course participant will receive a FREE copy of "Teach Online", an e-guide that reveals the secrets of finding a teaching job online.
If you want to learn how to teach over distance or simply improve your Distance Learning classes, Marina Kostina is the presenter you should choose. First of all, Marina is a great distance learning educator. She knows how to help a group bond before they even "meet" over distance, and she has lots of great advice every step of the way, from keeping the digital generation's attention, to making the class feel like it is in one place. Secondly, Marina "walks the talk." She follows the guidelines that she promotes, so that when you start to create your own lessons, you can channel Marina and you'll be using best practices. I am a better teacher because I have had the chance to work with Marina Kostina.
~ Michele Waley, Teacher, West High School, Anchorage, AK
~ Are you interested in teaching online but do not know where to start?
~ Do you want to build a lifestyle of your dreams and work from anywhere in the world but have no idea how to transfer your talents online?
~ Would you like to earn CEU credits from the convenience of your home?
Then you are in the right place!
Genavieve Fourier, Project Manager
Spencer Robinson, Language Center Coordinator, Ohio State University
Kim Elliot, Aspire Group
Roxy Corneille Ward, Aspire Group
Nathan Laurence & ZintleNkobela, Aspire Group
Tandaswa, Aspire Group
Adele Bellingan, Aspire Group
Tandekile, Aspire Group
Larry Grobbelar, Aspire Group
Dr. Marina V. Kostina, PhD received her doctorate in Teaching & Learning from the University of Iowa. She is a winner of two Oppenheimer Family Foundation grants and two STARTALK grants. She is an expert in distance learning and her weekly blog inspires coaches, teachers, and trainers to transcend distances online in over 172 countries. Marina has presented her research at various national and international conferences that provided insights to thousands of professionals on how to build online connection, presence, engagement and enjoyment. She is currently the CEO and Founder of Wired@Heart, a company dedicated to creating connections and engagement online.
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Module 1: Shifting Paradigms
This module reveals the specifics of the distance learning (DL) environment, and compares this context with the traditional classroom. It also highlights advantages and shortcomings of DL and introduces the notion of “interrelation” that is found as the most important ingredient of the DL context. It also discusses a new role that the teacher must assume in the online environment compared to the traditional one.
Module 2: Psychology of Distance Learning
This module discusses various types of students encountered in the distance learning environment, from non-traditional students to the "generation net”. It also educates the participants about peculiarities of the “generation net” and provides some useful strategies that work for this type of learner. The course also introduces various intriguing psychological aspects of the DL environment that are needed to be taken into account in the course design.
Module 3: DL Material Development
This module is devoted to the material development for the distance learning context. It trains the participants how to design audio, text and video materials, as well as provides step-by-step guides for developing podcasts, Power Point lectures and webinars.
Module 4: PBLS
This module introduces the concepts of project and problem- based learning, - two types of methodologies that are particularly beneficial for the online context.
Module 5: Social Media in the Classroom
This module demonstrates how to develop student-centered and student-driven classrooms and collaborative environments online through the use of social media, such as Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.
Regular price for the entire course (10 CEUs) = $ 267
Early bird discount (buy before March 23, 2013) = $ 167
Welcome to Distance Learning Mastery, a 5-week, self- paced course that helps you tap into the psychology of online interactions, understand the difference between traditional and distance learning, and acquire practical research-based solutions to your most urgent needs online, such as creating connection and engagement in your classroom, boosting learner autonomy, and much more!
Attention online educators and instructors who want to teach via distance!
Distance learning is becoming more and more popular, however the majority of institutions do not offer sound pedagogical training in this new educational context. Being tech savvy is only a small step to your success online. Research shows that your traditional skills and talents do not transfer online, Therefore, it is cruical to gain valuable teaching strategies that are needed for this particular environment.
After this course you will be able to:
#1 establish successful communication online and make a positive first impression;
#2 discover and rewire misconceptions regarding distance learning that prevent you from enjoying this educational context;
#3 apply best teaching practices to create connected and engaging classrooms;
#4 develop materials that are effective online based on attention and eye movement research;
#5 utilize social media to develop a strong learning community and encourage student-centered AND student-driven learning;
#6 earn 10 CEU credits from the University of Iowa.
EASY BREEZY ONLINE ACCESS:
You will be able to access your course 24/ 7 via password-protected website, one module per week. You will be able to apply new concepts to your classroom and brainstorm your ideas with the community of like-minded individuals. Each module also comes with a step-by-step application template so you will always know EXACTLY what to do and HOW to do it.
In addition, those who register by March 23, will receive a complimentary copy of the Amazon bestseller, "The Golden Climate in Distance Learning" signed by one of the authors, Dr. Marina Kostina. This book helps you learn the secrets of building connection, engagement and enjoyment online.