The Only Crash Course in Online Education You Will Ever Need
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The Only Crash Course in Online Education You Will Ever Need

Crash Course in Online Instruction, Technology and Communication: Engage Students - Based on 100's of hours of research
4.8 (27 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Last updated 1/2016
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Save you hours of work by showing exactly which technology to use & how to use it!
  • Understand how the pedagogy and goals of online education is radically different from classroom teaching
  • Become familiar with the LMS standards for excellent online education
  • Create stimulating online educational experiences which ensures that students are learning, not just listening
  • Know the difference between talking about content and teaching
  • Feel confident about using technology
  • Inspire students to absorb material, think for themselves and find other applications for the materials
  • Learn which forms of technology are available for online education
  • Know what resources and tech can be helpful, and which can be hurtful
  • Learn how to create an online community of learners
  • Learn time-saving tricks that help the instructor and the students
  • Join a network of other online educators and collaborate in our discussion forum, where you can ask questions and learn best-practices from colleagues
  • Connect with many great resources that can help you plan and create your online modules
  • Discover additional tools that you can use free of charge
  • Learn to best spend your time focusing on education and not get stuck in the technology side of online education
  • Recognize and avoid the "scammy" behaviors of untrained e-learning specialist
  • Learn how to communicate with students using major platforms rather than individual emails
  • Leverage social media in the appropriate fashion to engage students
  • Create online communities for bloggers, or those doing content creation or internet marketing
  • Learn to develop content using multiple platforms
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  • You will just need a computer and a willingness to learn how to become an incredible online educator
  • This course is for educators, professors, instructors or trainers, or anyone looking to efficiently teach online
  • You don't have to be proficient in online education or technology to take this course. Everything will be taught and explained A-Z.

This is the only crash course you will ever need to learn how to become a master online educator, where the students are the focus - not the technology!

Based on years of research in higher education and online pedagogy, this course is designed to maximize every student's learning experience and help instructors learn the best ways to develop curricula and content. This course will be helpful for bloggers, and internet marketers as well - looking to create an online presence and community.

Anyone can talk into a camera or provide facts and information, but online learning truly struggles to compete with the attention and interests of students. Therefore, rather than just supplying information and hoping that students delve in and grasp it - this course empowers you with 12 tools for excellence in stimulating and capturing the interest of your students - no matter what subject you are teaching. Whether you are a professor, coach or trainer, this course will help you learn the ideal approach for opening a student's mind in an online environment and show the exact tools, resources, and technology you should and should NOT be using for online learning.

This course guarantees to give you the skills, perspective and confidence to:

  • Easily create engaging lessons that trigger the learning process
  • Avoid the 3 biggest mistakes in online course design
  • Plug into the mind of the student
  • Learn which digital resources and technology should be used
  • Tutorial on how to use the technology
  • Learn to simplify the student’s learning experience
  • Discover how to save precious time by using what works
Who is the target audience?
  • Professors
  • Educators
  • Trainers
  • Instructors
  • Anyone thinking about developing online content to teach, train or inspire people
  • Bloggers
  • Internet Marketers
  • Content developers
  • Subject experts
  • Webinar Hosts
  • Podcasters
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Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
Start Here: Introduction & Overview on how to Become a Master Online Educator
1 Lecture 02:41

Before jumping right in to look at the technology and philosophy behind online education, it is important to see the big picture. In this lesson, we will look at the goals of the course and some of the challenges that most people encounter.

Preview 02:41

Let's take a moment and reflect upon what we have just covered.

Check In Quiz
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Part 1: Understanding the Recipe for Success!
1 Lecture 04:51

As technology evolves so quickly, there are many people inventing this field as it develops. This can be discouraging for many people who are afraid to learn a new software or platform, which might be obsolete in a month. Therefore, we wish to take a big-picture look at the many moving pieces that go into an online course. With a familiarity of those elements, we can look more closely at which ones will work best.

Preview 04:51
Recipe for Success Part II
1 Lecture 03:51

E-learning presents new challenges, as our students are not fully focused on us. They are likely distracted by an overwhelming online environment. Are we going to try and fight it and pressure them to stay focused? Or can we find alternate ways to engage them naturally and keep their attention and focus?

Lesson 2: What is needed for Successful Online Education?
Why Online Learning is NOT as Simple as People Think!
1 Lecture 02:57

Approaching online learning and course development requires a fundamental appreciation for why a virtual environment is different than a conventional classroom setting. In an actual classroom, even without testing students, an instructor has a pretty good idea as to which students are learning and which are not. However, online, a professor really cannot guage a student's learning, without true interaction.

Lesson 3: Why Online Learning is NOT as Simple as People Think
How is Online Learning Different than an Independent Study?
1 Lecture 04:00

Can a professor or teacher create content and then "set it and forget it"? After all, the content and lessons can be cerated months in advanced and then the students are left to learn. Does this approach work? Only in appearance. However, without true interaction, the students will not be led to a true learning experience.

Lesson 4: How Online Learning is Different than Independent Study
Who is Responsible for Learning: Student or Instructor?
1 Lecture 04:42

Students typically pay money to attend a class. Would that not suggest that if they want to learn, they will? Is it a teacher's responsibility to take them by the hand and help them learn? Is it enough to simply give them the assignment and it is up to the student whether or not they wish to complete it. However, our goal is not to give out a pass/fail grade, but to invest in our student's success and learning.

Lesson 5: Who is Responsible for the Learning: Student or Teacher?
How Overusing Technology can Hurt
1 Lecture 04:48

Knowing the responsibility to teach and engage, we are going to look at the many forms of technology and media available to deliver the content. However, many educators fall into the trap of overusing technology. Instaed of helping the students, it only gets in the way. How can we find the right balance ?

Lesson6: How Too Much Technology Will Hurt. What's the Right Amount?
Part 2: The 3-Step Formula That Will Change Everything!
1 Lecture 02:50

Now we will begin the first of the 3 steps to actual student engagement in an online environment. Proper pedagogy and instructional design is built upon the teacher feeling invested in the success of a student's learning.

Lesson 7: The 3 Step Formula for Amazing Online Lessons
Step 1: Setting up the Shot
1 Lecture 07:20

In the first step, the teacher is responsible to stimulate the curiosity of the student. This is a critical phase to be able to best turn the brain on so it is fully primed to learn new information.

Lesson 8: The First Step - Setting Up the Shot!
Step 2: Delivering Content
1 Lecture 04:49

Once the student is sufficiently curious as a result of compelling questions that you have delivered, it is time to offer information that the student can now learn. We will later discuss the pros and cons of each delivery method for conveying content. For now, keep in mind that regardless of the mode of delivery, whether audio, video, podcast, screen-capture or text, your students will be ready to fill their minds.

Lesson 9: The Second Step: Delivering the Content
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About the Instructor
Ari Sytner, M.Ed, LMSW
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Dedicated to optimism, inspiration and success, Ari focuses on how elevate our personal and professional lives. With over 20 years in the field of education, Ari has the experience and credentials to uplift his students. He holds a BA is Psychology, a Masters Degree in Education, a Masters in Social Work and is currently pursuing a PhD.

As the founder and CEO of Ed-Tech Hq, Ari stresses the importance of successful integration of technology, education, and real human relationships. He consults for organizations around the country, helping to inspire leadership and strategic collaboration. Whether teaching a Udemy course, writing books, online articles or delivering motivational presentations, Ari fuses humor, wisdom and empirical research to help educate and inspire his audiences with practical, engaging and useful information.