BC is offering classes on online teaching, which will be part of a future certificate program for online teachers.
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.
The first course starts this summer:
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.
Other classes in the program will be announced this fall. We anticipate offering an Online Teaching certificate which will be between 15-18 units in total.
For these courses, the process is simple. There are two steps to complete, which can be finished entirely online:
Complete the "Update Form."
Instructions on registering for classes.
There are two sections of this class happening this summer. They will both be taught completely online, with a flexible schedule. Both will be taught by Dr. Erica Menchaca, from the Bakersfield College Education Department.
If they fill, we may add more sections:
Section 1: June 15 - July 9 (It’s not too late to register!)
Section 2: July 13 - August 6
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
Email Dean of Academic Technology, Dr. Bill Moseley at email@example.com