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Bakersfield College

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Online Teaching Courses

BC is offering classes on online teaching, which will be part of a future certificate program for online teachers.

Who are the Online Teaching Classes For?

Current and future educators, including administrators and instructional designers, as well as anyone else who would like to improve their online teaching skills or learn more about teaching online.

What Online Teaching Courses are Being Offered?

B30: Introduction to Online Learning Environments

Fall sections of EDUC B30

Description: This course is intended for current and future educators as well as anyone interested in online teaching and instruction such as future administrators and instructional designers. Topics in this course include: Course and Learning Management Systems, effective student contact, key characteristics of successful online learning spaces, online classroom management, relevant learning theories, current policies and laws including, but not limited to, accessibility requirements, types of online learning environments, and current communication technologies.

Course Corequisites: NONE

B31: Cultivating an Online Learning Community

Fall sections of EDUC B31

Description: This course is intended for current and future educators as well as anyone interested in online teaching and instruction such as future administrators and instructional designers. Topics in this course include: Course and Learning Management Systems, effective student contact, key characteristics of successful online learning spaces, online classroom management, relevant learning theories, current policies and laws including, but not limited to, accessibility requirements, types of online learning environments, and current communication technologies.

Course Corequisites: NONE

EDUCB32: Equity, Accessibility and Humanizing Online Learning

Fall sections of EDUC B32

Description: This course is an intermediate-level course in online teaching. Building on the Introduction to Online Learning Environments course, this course focuses on tools and strategies for current and future educators to provide all students equal opportunities to unbiased and accessible online learning experiences. Students will use a variety of current standards to evaluate and create online learning content. Topics include creating, analyzing, and evaluating online learning content using current research-based equity and accessibility standards and theories of humanizing online learning.

Course Corequisites: NONE

Online Teaching Certificates Available: Certificate Application information at CE Certificate Applications

Why are you offering this course online?

First, we want to reach as many teachers as possible, and that means that flexibility is important. Online courses will allow access to the greatest number of teachers who need this course.

ALSO - Some studies show that people who have taken an online course do a better job of teaching online. Check out this article for more on that perspective: how Online Learning Research Can Improve Remote Instruction

Have other questions?

Email Dean of Academic Technology, Dr. Bill Moseley at bmoseley@bakersfieldcollege.edu