Online and blended learning have transformed education by increasing access, delivering technology-infused content, and providing a student-centered approach to learning.
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Why Study Online Instruction at Wilkes?
With the growth of online learning, it’s essential for educators to be prepared to design successful online programs, facilitate learning communities, and adapt to changing classroom models ranging from fully online to blended/hybrid. An Online Instruction Letter of Endorsement helps you use emerging technologies to achieve better student outcomes.
Wilkes is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to offer the Online Instruction Endorsement. The endorsement consists of 12 credits culminating in 20 hours of field experience. It is offered as a standalone option or an embedded part of the Online Teaching degree program. Candidates interested in the endorsement must hold a valid Pennsylvania Instructional I or II teaching certificate.
What Will You Learn as an Online Instruction Student?
- You’ll learn how to design online learning environments and communicate effectively with online students.
- You’ll explore how to implement online learning activities that engage diverse learners and how to develop a curriculum that uses new technologies.
- You’ll gain essential skills to integrate instructional design models and emerging technologies in online coursework, as well as explore how to assess student performance in an online classroom setting.
- You’ll promote social and ethical responsibility in online and blended classrooms by creating safe and supportive learning communities in an online learning management system platform.