Introduction to Online Learning Course

Learners who are engaging in online coursework have high expectations for their learning experience. And many institutions try to develop online coursework as a way to reduce cost and control the content of the training, but without regard for the complexities of the technology. This course introduces the major models, tools, and techniques for creating and delivering online learning. It reviews the fundamentals of general learning theory and how it can be applied in practice to online design and instruction.

This course was developed by MindEdge's National Institute of Online Learning (NIOL), which was founded in 2012 with the goal to improve the quality and effectiveness of online learning, especially for adult learners, by promoting best practices and innovation in the field.

Learning Outcomes
Describe key trends in online learning
Differentiate between the constructivist and transmission models of learning
Devise techniques for active learning
Identify the steps common to course development processes and their roles in creating effective learning
Explain how learning objectives may be used to ensure that a course is meeting the need it was designed for
Identify the condition, performance, and qualification components of measurable learning objectives
Describe Bloom's Taxonomy and explain its application in instructional design
Describe the use of blended learning
Explain the benefits of narrative, adaptive, peer, and social learning
Discuss the instructional design needs specific to adult learners
Describe how to employ Whole-Part-Whole learning techniques
Recognize how worked examples advance learning
Describe instructional scaffolding and explain its use
Explain the 5E Learning Model
Explore the need for variety in online learning
Identify ways to incorporate video in online learning
Describe how to measure for success in online learning

Key Features
Badge and credit-awarding
Games & Flashcards
Video content
Real-world case studies
Audio-enabled in app
Refund Policy
You may request a refund up to 5 days from the purchase date. The registration fee will only be refunded if less than 10% of the course has been completed. Completion percentage can be viewed on the Course Progress page from within the course.

This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.

Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

  • Dates: Open enrollment
  • Duration: 90 days
  • Time: 5 hours
  • Location: Online
  • Course Fee: $79.00 USD
  • CEUs: 0.5 CEUs IACET CEUs: 0.5
  • Code: 01-EDU-ON