Lectures:

Lecture 1 (12:31)
This is an introductory module that covers specifics of the DL environment and compares and contrasts this context with the traditional classroom. It also highlights advantages and shortcomings of this environment 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. The module is full of useful videos, templates and resources that will help the participants to start shifting their attitude towards this new educational setting. The time needed to complete the module and finish all necessary assignments is
10 hrs (= 1 CEU)
Lecture 2 (27:34)
This module discusses various types of students encountered in the distance learning environment, beginning with the non-traditional students and ending with 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 th DL environment that are needed to be taken into account in the course design The module is full of useful videos, templates and resources that will help the participants to start shifting their attitude towards this new educational setting. The time needed to complete the module and finish all necessary assignments is
10 hrs (= 1 CEU)
Lecture 3 (05:57)
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. The module is full of useful videos, templates and resources that will help the participants to start shifting their attitude towards this new educational setting. The time needed to complete the module and finish all necessary assignments is
25 hrs (= 2.5 CEU)
Lecture 4 (13:44)
This module introduces the concepts of project and problem- based learning, - two types of methodologies that are particularly beneficial for the online context. The module is full of useful videos, templates and resources that will help the participants to start shifting their attitude towards this new educational setting. The time needed to complete the module and finish all necessary assignments is
15 hrs (= 3 CEU)
Lecture 5 (04:09)
This course demonstrates how to develop student-centered and student-driven classrooms and collaborative environments online through the use of social media. The module is full of useful videos, templates and resources that will help the participants to start shifting their attitude towards this new educational setting. The time needed to complete the module and finish all necessary assignments is
20 hrs (= 2 CEU)
Lecture 6
This module is devoted to the Web 2.0 tools and provides an overview of 10 must have Web 2.0 tools for teachers. The module is full of useful videos, and resources that will help the participants to start shifting their attitude towards this new educational setting. This module given as a bonus with the purchase of any modules. Total time needed to complete this module is
20 hr (= 2 CEU)

11.5 CEU credits

  • Approved CEU credits by the University of Iowa

This course is perfect...

  • If you are interested in teaching online
  • If you want to build a lifestyle of your dreams and work from anywhere in the world
  • If you are teaching online but are not enjoying it
  • If you need CEU credits but do not have time to travel

By the end of this course...

  • you will be able to formulate your understanding of distance learning, its benefits and shortcoming
  • understand main psychological differences between DL and F2F instruction
  • acquire strategies that boost attention, connection, engagement and enjoyment online
  • develop materials for distance learning that are based on eye movement, attention and psychological research

About the Instructor

Marina Kostina

Dr. Marina Kostina is an author of Teach Online (2011) e-guide and a co-author of the Amazon Bestseller, The Golden Climate in Distance Learning (2012). She is an expert in distance learning and has held numerous leadership positions in the field of distance learning, inspiring thousands of teachers, coaches and trainers to build online training products in over 40 countries. She is a winner of STARTALK (2012) and Oppenheimer Family Foundation grants (2005, 2006) and a nominee for the Golden Apple Award (2006). She graduated with a PhD in Teaching & Learning/ Distance Learning from the University of Iowa and has presented her research at various national and international conferences that provided insights to thousands professionals on how to build online connection, presence, engagement and enjoyment.