Fundamentals: Supporting New Online Learners

Track : Online Learners

Levels : Beginner,Intermediate
Eligible for Online Teaching Certificate elective : Yes

Students who are new to the online environment can face many challenges as they enter this digital learning space. In this workshop, you will explore strategies for developing a coherent and structured environment to help your new online students achieve success and satisfaction. You will review research and established standards to identify and explore best practices and strategies to support online learners. You will construct a student support plan that integrates those strategies within the constraints of your own institution.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and explore best practices and strategies to support new online learners

  • Create a plan to support new online learners in your courses

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This is an asynchronous, week-long workshop which will begin on a Monday and end on the following Sunday. The workshop will require approximately 6-8 hours of work, including reading research-based articles, viewing presentations, engaging in online discussion forums, and submitting assignments. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

Who should attend?

Online faculty
Online program staff and administrators
Student services staff

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Refund Policy
If you register and pay for a OLC workshop and are unable to enroll (due to personal schedule conflicts, illness, etc), we will be happy to apply your payment to another OLC workshop in the same calendar year upon your written request to No refunds will be given.