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Best Practices in Online Instruction

Summer 2021 Sections of this Online Educational Technology Workshop

This course provides students with the opportunity to closely examine aspects of best practices in online instruction, discovering standards and skills for effective online delivery. Participants will examine instructional strategies for online engagement and determine which to implement in their online classrooms. By the end of the course, educators will produce and deliver an online lesson specific to their content and grade level.

Three optional, one-hour synchronous sessions will be offered. Dates and times for these sessions will be communicated to students.

After this course participants will be able to...

  • Recognize effective instructional strategies for online learning implementation
  • Articulate best practices for personalizing learning, engaging students, and building community in an online learning environment
  • Design, develop, and deliver an online lesson that incorporates best instructional practices and National Standards for Quality Online Teaching
  • Engage in peer observation and reflect on the instructional learning process

Grading will be Pass/Fail: A minimum score of 80% will be required to pass.

Sample Syllabus

Summer Course Sections

TIP 508-960 General Audience

Course dates: May 17 - August 8, 2021

Register by 7/23; Drop by 7/28; Withdraw by 8/2

  • Eligibility

    Please note: if a course section is labeled with a school, district, or state name, then that section is intended only for staff from that organization or area. If you are not with one of those groups, please choose a general audience section of the course.

    Graduate Students

    UNC Degree-Seeking Students

    Current UNC graduate students can register for this course.

    Non-Degree-Seeking Students

    Non-degree-seeking graduate status refers to a student who has earned at least a bachelor's degree and who either:

    • Has applied to UNC Graduate School and not yet been admitted or;
    • Wishes to take this graduate class but not pursue a degree.

    Please note, as a non-degree seeking student, you are not eligible for federal financial aid.

    Undergraduate Students

    Juniors and seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher are permitted to take 500-level courses.

    Please note that if you are not a UNC student you will need to  submit your official transcripts for evaluation. This could take up to 4 weeks for evaluation.

    Eligibility by State

    At this time, UNC can serve online education to students from every state, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. However, we are not currently accepting students to our online offerings who reside in the CNMIs.

  • Register

    CRNs for each course:

    • TIP 508-960: use CRN 40855

    Follow the instructions in the PDF below to register.

    • You will use the CRN (Course Registration Number) listed above when you register in Ursa.
    • Step 1 of this process can take up to 1-3 days turnaround time, so we recommend you start the process in advance of the "add/register by" deadline posted on this page.

    Directions for course registration and activation

  • Contact Us

    Instructor:
    Brandy Erholtz
    berholtz@ilearncollaborative.org

    UNC Extended Campus
    extended.campus@unco.edu

  • Once You Register

    Dropping and Withdrawing

    If you wish to drop or withdraw from the course, you must do so on or before the deadline dates listed in the Course Basics box.

    • If you are registered for any other courses in the same academic term, you can drop or withdraw within your Ursa account.
    • If this is your only course this term, please contact the Office of the Registrar at registrar@unco.edu or 970-351-4862.

    It is your responsibility to know the drop and withdrawal deadlines and procedures.

    Billing and Payment for Your Course

    Tuition for this course is listed in the Course Basics box on this page. Any course materials costs (textbooks, digital access, etc.) would be a separate or additional expense.

    Billing notification will be sent to your Bearmail (student email) account when your bill is ready. If you have not activated your Bearmail, directions are in the directions for course registration and activation.

    • Please pay your bill by the due date listed on your eBill to avoid service charges.
    • To view or pay your bill, log into Ursa and go to the Financial tab. You will not receive a bill in the mail; UNC has an eBill system.
    • Further instructions for finding and paying your bill are available on the UNC Bursar's website.