Institutional Microcredential: Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Online Learning Environment

Learn how to engage underprepared students, embrace diversity in your classroom, provide useful feedback and more—in the online learning environment.

More students than ever are learning online, and faculty need more than the technical basics—they must be fully prepared to use pedagogical approaches that enhance students’ online experience.

Built on the same evidence-based pedagogy outlined in ACUE’s Effective Practice Framework, ACUE’s microcredential course, Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Online Learning Environment, will provide you with practices to enable you to create an optimal online environment to support learning—including how to increase student engagement, embrace diversity and help students persist in meeting academic challenges.

This course is organized around six competencies and takes approximately eight weeks to complete.

  • Welcoming Students to Online Learning
  • Promoting Civil Online Learning
  • Engaging Underprepared Students in Online Learning
  • Helping Students Persist in Online Learning
  • Embracing Diversity in Online Learning
  • Checking for Student Understanding in Online Learning
  • Providing Useful Feedback for Online Learning

Educators who complete the requirements for this open enrollment course earn a microcredential in “Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Online Learning Environment.” This microcredential may be utilized in meeting partial requirements necessary to earn the American Council on Education (ACE) endorsed Certificate in Effective College Instruction.

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