Fundamentals of Online Teaching – Executive Education Cohort

Gain a basic overview of the knowledge and skills you need to design a learning experience and teach in the online environment. Key topics include online course models, characteristics of online learners, understanding your role as an online instructor and developer, how to plan content and learning activities, and strategies to manage courses.

  • Online Course Models and Principles
  • Characteristics of Online Learners
  • The Role of the Online Instructor
  • Planning Course Content
  • Planning Learning Activities
  • Course Management Strategies
You will complete a final assignment that challenges you to use your new knowledge about online learning to develop an online learning activity and consider key components of an effective online course. If you are new to the field of online education or would like to learn more about teaching online, this is the perfect course for you.

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Course overview

The Fundamentals of Online Teaching (FoOT) badge consists of six modules.

Learn about the basic components of an online course and tips for converting a classroom-based course into an online format.

Key topics include:

  • Myths and concerns about teaching and learning online.
  • Social media and Web 2.0 tools.
  • Principles of effective online instruction.
  • Develop a greater understanding of the factors that contribute to effective learning online, including learner skills and learner supports.Key topics include:
    • Challenges faced by the online learner.
    • Skills of competencies that help online learners succeed.
    • Types of support needed by online learners.

Discover effective teaching strategies and methods to engage learners in an online environment.

Key topics include:

  • Essential requirements for online instructors.
  • Proven teaching and learning design approaches for successful online instruction.
  • Approaches for assessing student learning in an online environment.

Learn about the role of learning objectives, as well as principles for selecting, structuring, chunking, and formatting content and media material.

Key topics include:

  • Selecting online course content.
  • Strategies for designing and developing online course content.
  • Open Educational Resources (OERs), content curation, and accessibility considerations.

Explore examples of authentic learning activities that stimulate learner engagement.

Key topics include:

  • Purpose of and examples of proven online learning strategies.
  • Facilitating meaningful online interactions.
  • Principles for designing online activities that foster active learning.

Discover strategies for handling teaching tasks and workload and explore a variety of practical tips for managing time, communications, and students.

Key topics include:

  • Best practices for promoting academic honest and integrity in online courses.
  • Policies to improve online course administration, communication, and student learning.
  • Principles and practices to manage individuals and groups in the online environment.

Who Attends

This course is designed for instructors and practitioners from university-based Executive Education and Professional Development centers to discover how to create engaging and valuable online learning experiences for your program’s participants.


2-Month Access to a Collaborative Platform

Special Group for Course Participants 

15 Past Webinar Recordings on the Topic

What Attendees Are Saying:

“This was such a valuable [badge]. The content was relevant and structured in a way that enhanced my knowledge and skills with online teaching.”

“During the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic many professionals, including educators, found themselves working from home and scrambling to convert traditional face-to-face encounters to digital platforms. The Fundamentals of Online Teaching class provided a wonderful framework to accomplish this daunting task. Steeped in pedagogical approaches, FoOT was just what I needed to help me navigate these rocky times.”


“I would really recommend “Fundamentals of Online Teaching course” for the new learners and experienced ones too. The course has been very nicely developed which introduces you to many important concepts about how to develop online course and how you can use different resources. The instructors are very knowledgeable and courteous.”

Fee: $715/person
Course Begins: September 15th, 2020
Duration: Six Weeks

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Join a cohort of instructors and practitioners from university-based Executive Education and Professional Development centers to discover how to create engaging and valuable online learning experiences for your program’s participants