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Welcome to Foundations of Teaching Online!

The purpose of this self-enroll course is to introduce the basics of teaching and learning in online and blended learning environments.

Some of the topics we will explore include:

  • what online learning is and how it is different from other learning modalities
  • how we can apply learning theories, instructional design theories and models, and other useful frameworks to create optimal learning experiences for our students
  • what tools and technologies we can use to facilitate learning
  • methods for enhancing learner engagement, accessibility, student success, and more!
How the Course is Organized

This course is divided into six modules. Each module includes the following: 

  1. Module Introduction
  2. Video Presentation
  3. Knowledge Check
  4. Wrap-up and Reflect
  5. Module References and Additional Resources

In order to receive a Certificate of Completion, you will need to complete each of the six modules, which includes watching the video presentation and completing the knowledge check with a minimum score of 80%. We also encourage you to take time after each module to reflect on your learning and view the module's references and additional resources.

You can also use the course as a resource and participate in single modules without the option for a certificate. 

Follow the steps to self-enroll to gain instant access to the Foundations of Teaching Online course.  Alternatively, you may email the LEC at to request access, and someone will grant you access as soon as possible.

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