Teaching EnhancementNH e-Learning for Educators offers online courses that enhance and extend your teaching experience. While these courses are designed for potential NH e-Learning for Educators instructors and developers, they will provide you with opportunities to learn the basic principles of online facilitation and course development. The principles necessary for effective online teaching will also enhance your face to face teaching practices. Effective practices for online course development will enhance your ability to design blended learning instructional activities for your students. After taking one of these courses, you may request to become on OPEN NH online course facilitator or developer, should you so choose.

The purpose of this course is to provide educators with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to design online and blended learning experiences for students. These skills are also important for those who want to expand or move their courses or content to the online environment Online learning is similar in many ways to traditional face to face learning, yet there are some important differences that must be recognized and understood before effective online content can be delivered. Throughout the course, you will explore elements of instructional design and best practices for the development of online learning experiences. You will explore several key elements of online learning that differentiate traditional and online instruction, such as discussion forums, Web 2.0 tools, and multimedia resources, As a final project, you will develop an online unit that you can use with your students in either an online or blended learning experience.
This course is designed for educators with some online course experience who have a strong desire to facilitate online professional development courses with OPEN NH. Already trained OPEN NH facilitators as well as those with strong desire or other online experiences will update and enhance your skills and knowledge about how to effectively facilitate an online professional development course specifically for the OPEN NH program. This course will cover requirements necessary to facilitate, complete and submit paperwork pertinent to the facilitator and course participants. In addition to these topics, the course will also provide a refresher "how to" in the Moodle course delivery system, as well as look at some Web 2;0 tools that are useful for 21st Century course facilitators.

This course is designed for educators with some online course experience who have a strong desire to facilitate online professional development courses with OPEN NH. Already trained OPEN NH facilitators as well as those with strong desire or other online experiences will update and enhance your skills and knowledge about how to effectively facilitate an online professional development course specifically for the OPEN NH program. This course will cover requirements necessary to facilitate, complete and submit paperwork pertinent to the facilitator and course participants. In addition to these topics, the course will also provide a refresher "how to" in the Moodle course delivery system, as well as look at some Web 2;0 tools that are useful for 21st Century course facilitators.

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