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For those new to teaching online, or those already teaching online. Get the best instruction from the foremost authorities in online learning. Thousands of people have taken this fundamental yet advanced training in teaching online.

From building an online course to improving an online course, from fostering online discussion to encouraging student interaction, from traditional assessment to online tests, the program will give you both the fundamentals of teaching online, as well as the most advanced tips and techniques in the business. Your instructors are authors, speakers and consultants in online learning and teaching.

Certificate in Online Teaching: $495 for all 3 courses, including books. $90 discount given upon registration (via telephone) for the third course, or when paid up front. You may take the courses in any order you choose.

Certified Online Instructor (COI): After completing the three courses, the registrant takes a 50 question exam. The registrant will have their students evaluate one of their online courses, and the Chair of the LERN Faculty Advisory Board will critique one of the registrant’s online courses. Click here for more details. Total cost: $795.


  • Fostering Online Discussion
  • Fee: $195.00
    Dates: Class runs 11/1/2021 to 11/26/2021
    Instructor: Mary Dereshiwsky
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    Part of an optional three-course Certificate in Online Teaching. Save $90 when you enroll for all three courses.

    Online Course: The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate. For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.


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