About Expanded Quick-Start Courses

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Dive deeper into evidence-based practices that will help you continue to build your skills and improve your online course. Many resources and useful templates are provided. Also included are activities that will help you design and facilitate your own online course.

Use the “Self-Directed Courses” menu above to view and select the various course choices. The Self-Directed Courses align with and engage you further in the Quick-Start Topics. Note: these courses are free for UW-Madison, and you will be asked to login with your NetID.

The first three courses provide a valuable foundation and overview of the online environment and teaching and learning. These courses include:

 
The next five courses provide best practices and research-based strategies to plan an online course using the Quality Matters standards (To access all of Quality Matters resources, including the rubric and course review tools, UW-Madison employees can create a Quality Matters account.)

 
The next four courses provide evidence-based strategies for facilitating and managing an online course. These courses include:

 
The next list of self-directed courses are micro-courses. Read “About Micro-Courses” to learn how these courses can help with specific skills and competencies.

 
The self-directed courses were developed for the TeachOnline@UW Learning Community, which was funded by an Educational Innovation grant. The content was developed in partnership with Distance Education Professional Development and a cross-campus committee with a mission to provide faculty and instructional staff support to develop and teach online courses. Committee members include instructional staff from the Division of Continuing Studies, the Division of Information Technology Academic Technology, Engineering Professional Development, L&S Learning Support Services, and UW-Madison Libraries.

 
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