Online Learning Design and Development

College-Approved Certificate (4 courses) Part-time Online
Program Code: 1922X07PWO Academic Year: 2016/2017


This program is listed under the following fields of study:

Our Program

Designed for individuals and educators interested in course facilitation, course development and assessment in an online environment, this online College Certificate offers a foundation with opportunities to apply facilitation and course development techniques for online course implementation. Beginning with the pedagogy of online learning, courses then focus on design principles and development processes used to create course content, and the integration of social media to create communities of study, as well as effective facilitation techniques that enhance student engagement. Learners have the opportunity to create performance-based, valid assessments for online courses.

To qualify for this certificate, you must complete the program within two years.

Success Factors

This program is well-suited for students who:

  • Are proficient with technology, web tools and communicating with social media.
  • Are self-directed learners.
  • Wish to share their subject matter expertise with others.
  • Have experience as an online learner, facilitator or course developer.

Your Career

Graduates of this program deliver value to the educational market by having entry-level skills that assist them to seek work as developers and/or facilitators in numerous online educational/training settings. These include, but are not limited to continuing education/adult education, community colleges, instructional design and corporate training.

Fees & Expenses

Fees for part-time programs are charged on a course-by-course basis and are published on each individual course page. For questions related to fees, please call the Registrar's Office at 613-727-0002.

Graduation Fee

Once you have completed all the courses in the program, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the Registrar's Office to obtain a certificate/diploma application. A graduation fee of $40 will be charged when the application is submitted. When your certificate/diploma application has been approved, you will be invited to Spring or Fall Convocation.

Admission Requirements

College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).
College Eligibility
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, OR
  • Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without an OSSD).

Notes

Graduates of this program receive academic credit towards the Contemporary Educational Practices College Certificate.

Please note this certificate has monthly intake courses, students can register at anytime during the month prior to the course start date. Registration will be closed at the end of the last business day of the month prior to the course start date.

Note: You will not be able to access your course until the course start date.

Program Progression

As per policy AA39: Program Progression and Graduation Requirements when students are admitted to a program, they are assigned to the Program of Study that aligns with their start date. If a student takes a break for two or more consecutive terms the Program of Study is reset to align with the current version (when studies are resumed). For more information please contact your Program Coordinator.

CCOL Academic Planner

The Academic Planner provides registered part-time students in the Centre for Continuing and Online Learning (CCOL) the ability to declare into a program of study. The Academic Planner outlines successfully completed courses to date, as well as courses that need to be completed in order to meet graduation requirements. It is therefore, essential that all part-time students in CCOL declare to their program of study, allowing administrators to plan course offerings. The tool is available on ACSIS, located under 'Continuing Education' on the left-hand toolbar.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact Melissa Langlais, Program Coordinator, at 613-727-4723 ext. 7310 or langlam1@algonquincollege.com.

Courses

Online:Online Learning   
Course
Number
HoursCourse NameWinterSummer
EDU200125.0Online Learning Theories

EDU2001 Online Learning Theories

The migration of online learning from the periphery to the mainstream of postsecondary education highlights the need for a focus on quality, pedagogically sound, online course material. Online developers and facilitators require foundational knowledge of online learning theories in order to optimize the online learning experience. Students explore theories, learning strategies, activities, adult learning styles and principles of online design.

There are no classes currently scheduled for this course.

EDU200225.0Developing Online Course ContentOnline Learning
EDU200325.0The Art and Science of FacilitationOnline Learning Online Learning
EDU200425.0Assessment and EvaluationOnline Learning Online Learning

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

EDU2001 Online Learning Theories

The migration of online learning from the periphery to the mainstream of postsecondary education highlights the need for a focus on quality, pedagogically sound, online course material. Online developers and facilitators require foundational knowledge of online learning theories in order to optimize the online learning experience. Students explore theories, learning strategies, activities, adult learning styles and principles of online design.

EDU2002 Developing Online Course Content

The development of online course content requires an in-depth understanding of personal learning, the incorporation of digital competencies for the 21st century and compliance with ethical principles and current compliancy standards. The development of interactive content and activities that engage learners to practise and extend their knowledge and skills is emphasized. Students explore instructional media to create rich elements that are visually appealing and fully engage the learner with the content, fellow students and their facilitator.

EDU2003 The Art and Science of Facilitation

Facilitating online courses is a methodology that requires the knowledge and skills of proven strategies that involve students in active learning. Students learn synchronous and asynchronous communication strategies and create effective communication processes for online learners to enable them to construct new knowledge in collaboration with peers. Students research best practices in online student engagement and use key functions of content management systems.

EDU2004 Assessment and Evaluation

Assessment plays a significant role in learning and cannot be underestimated. Learners explore using the following criteria: effectiveness, efficiency, reliability and validity when developing performance-based assessments. Using available tools, learners construct sequenced, balanced assessment plans that include feedback strategies that promote learning.