EDU-500 Online Learning and Community
1 semester credits
Designed to introduce students to the online environment and practices in Fielding’s programs, this two-week, online seminar takes place prior to the beginning of the first academic trimester. Students will learn to use Fielding’s website and other software tools to navigate, post and complete initial assignments. Students will meet online and begin building community with their entering cohort and receive course introductions in preparation for beginning the academic term. Faculty and staff participate in facilitating dialogue and increasing online skills as the seminar progresses.
Delivery Method: Online
Grading Default: Credit/No Credit Only
1a. Integrate theoretical foundations of teaching, learning, online facilitation, design, and assessment into effective online course development and delivery.
1d. Demonstrate digital fluency through the use of emerging technologies and integration of technology into learning including the use of mobile technology.
1f. Demonstrate mastery of the use of asynchronous and synchronous learning management systems.
3a. Develop and demonstrate communication competencies necessary for teaching in a digital environment, including professional etiquette and interpersonal communication skills.
3b. Demonstrate fluency with social networking.
5a. Develop and sustain learning communities for adults and students, including but not limited to promoting social and emotional health, risk taking, and giving and receiving effective feedback.
5e. Develop capacity of students to be confident learners with metacognitive skills, perseverance, and the capacity to work productively with others.
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