Course Proposal Overview

Ken Desautels, M.Ed.

Course Expectations:

You should plan on dedicating at least 10 hours per week to complete assigned readings, discussions and projects.
All reading material will be provided within each module. There is no assigned text however the in-module readings are required to gain a better understanding of the discussions and to complete the assigned work.
Weekly grades will be posted no later than three days past the close of the week. I am available during my posted office hours if you prefer a synchronous chat or you may opt to post in the course questions section. My role to help you succeed and gain a better understanding of the material. I look forward to working with all of you through the following weeks.

Target Students:

This online course is for educators teaching k-12 courses who wish to explore ways to create a hybrid environment for their course content. I will be teaching this course as a professional development opportunity for educators wishing to learn methods of creating hybrid or full online content for their students.

Course Delivery:

The delivery of the course would be all online. The online format is intended to demonstrate the effectiveness and online learning when designed and delivered effectively.

Anticipated Challenges:

As with any professional development course, I expect some of the students to be less motivated than others due to the fact that they are required to continue with PD opportunities. This group of students do tend to be small. My goal is to treat this course like any other and expect quality work regardless of the intended use by the students once the course has concluded.

Syllabus at a glance:

Module One: The Digital Shift
Module Two: Classroom Management Tools
Module Three: Assessment Tools
Module Four: Social Media
Module Five: Collaboration Methods
Module Six: Use of Media in lessons
Module Seven: Web Research tools and Plagiarism
Module Eight: Online LMS Systems
Module Nine: Tools for Curation of Online Content
Module Ten: Universal Design