Promoting Active Learning Online

Gain proven active learning techniques to engage students, plan and facilitate discussions, and more—in the online learning environment.

Tuition: $600

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, 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 approximately eight weeks to complete (4-6 weeks for graduate student version). 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.

Next course start dates:

  • March 20 for faculty of all types. Application deadline March 17.
  • May 22 for faculty of all types. Application deadline May 19.
  • July 24 for faculty of all types. Application deadline July 21.

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