Gain proven active learning techniques to engage students, plan and facilitate discussions, 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, Promoting Active Learning Online (geared for those teaching primarily online), will provide you with practices to more actively engage your students in varied learning formats including small- and large-group activities, discussions, and microlectures.
This course is an ideal way to expand the impact of technology and instructional support offices and promote effective online instruction that leads to stronger student outcomes.
This course is organized around six competencies and takes six to eight weeks to complete. You will learn with a professionally facilitated online cohort of faculty members, with whom you will share insights and ideas.
- Developing Effective Modules and Microlectures
- Teaching Powerful Note-taking Online
- Using Groups to Ensure Active Online Learning
- Using the Active Learning Cycle in Online Courses
- Planning Effective Online Discussions
- Facilitating Engaging Online Discussions
Educators who complete the requirements for this open enrollment course earn a microcredential in “Promoting Active Learning Online.” This microcredential may be utilized in meeting partial requirements necessary to earn the American Council on Education (ACE) endorsed Certificate in Effective College Instruction.
Enrollment fee for an individual: $600.
To enroll a group of faculty from the same institution please email [email protected] to discuss next steps.
Next course start dates:
- January 21
- March 25
- June 3
The application deadline for individuals is 3-days prior to the course start date, subject to course availability. The application deadline for institutional small groups is 10-business days prior to the course start date, subject to course availability.
Applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, subject to program director approval. Early registration is recommended.