CONT698: Teaching Online


In this course, participants will examine effective delivery platforms and develop implementation strategies pertaining to their own professional needs. You will apply prior knowledge about adult learners, varying learning styles, and universal design for learning. Participants will design material paying consideration to how diversity impacts the learning environment and will create content, which is inclusive, egalitarian, and culturally responsive. They will explore ways in which to foster and sustain engagement and review relevant assessment strategies to suit their instructional goals. By the end of the course, participants will have gained an overview of the challenges and great potential of offering instruction in an exclusively or hybrid online environment and will come away with resources and practical applications for success within their own professional teaching context.


Course Outline

Module 1 – Challenges (Weeks 1 & 2, 15 hours)
Readings,  Discussion Posts / Course Blog,  Module 1 Culminating Assignment

Module 2 – Best Practices (Weeks 3 & 4, 15 hours)
Readings,  Discussion Posts / Course Blog,  Module 2 Culminating Assignment

Module 3 – Teaching Tools (Weeks 5 & 6, 15 hours)
Readings,  Discussion Posts / Course Blog,  Module 3 Culminating Task,  Progress Report 1

Module 4 – Inclusive Learning Communities (Weeks 7 & 8, 15 hours)
Readings,  Discussion Posts / Course Blog,  Module 4 Culminating Task,  Progress Report 2

Module 5 – Instructional Design (Weeks 9 & 10, 10 hours)
Readings,  Discussion Posts / Course Blog,  Module 5 Culminating Task

Module 6 – Course References Portfolio (Weeks 11, 15 hours)
Course Review,  Module 6 Culminating Task,  Final Progress Report


Course Schedule

Session Course Dates Registration Deadline Registration Status
Winter 2023 Jan 23, 2023 – Apr 07, 2023 Jan 22, 2023 Open
Late Winter Feb 20, 2023 – Apr 21, 2023 Feb 19, 2023 Open
Spring 2023 Apr 10, 2023 – Jun 09, 2023 Apr 07, 2023 Open
Summer 2023 Jun 26, 2023 – Aug 11, 2023 Jun 23, 2023 Open

Winter 2023

  • Dates: Jan 23, 2023 – Apr 07, 2023
  • Deadline: Jan 22, 2023
  • Status: Open

Late Winter

  • Dates: Feb 20, 2023 – Apr 21, 2023
  • Deadline: Feb 19, 2023
  • Status: Open

Spring 2023

  • Dates: Apr 10, 2023 – Jun 09, 2023
  • Deadline: Apr 07, 2023
  • Status: Open

Summer 2023

  • Dates: Jun 26, 2023 – Aug 11, 2023
  • Deadline: Jun 23, 2023
  • Status: Open

Registration will remain open until 4pm EST on the posted registration deadline date.


Application Requirements

While a post-secondary degree/diploma is not required, it is recommended for this program.

This course will count towards completion of the Post-Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning. Completion of the post-graduate certificate gives students advanced standing into our Graduate Diploma in Education and Professional Master of Education through the SAGE program.*

*To receive advanced standing, students must meet all eligibility requirements as set out by the School of Graduate Studies and the Faculty of Education. Please visit https://www.queensu.ca/sgs/applications-admissions
 for more information about application requirements for Queen's programs.


Course Materials

This course has no required resources.


Accommodations

Applicants who require special accommodations are asked to:

  • Contact us at least 1 week prior to the start of the course to allow enough time for appropriate accommodations to be made.
  • Provide necessary documentation upon request.