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Mastering Online Course Design

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Full course description

Embark on a journey of professional growth with the "Mastering Online Course Design" Microcredential, offered by the Division of Academic Innovation. This meticulously designed program is tailored for educators and instructional designers aiming to excel in the digital learning landscape. Ready to transform your approach to online course design? Enroll now and join a community of educators committed to excellence in digital education. The next cohort will start on Monday, June 3rd and end on Wednesday, July 31st.

Estimated Hours to Complete: 13

 

 

Learning Objectives

By enrolling in this course, you will:

  • Gain Mastery Over Quality Standards: Learn to interpret and apply various national standards for quality assurance in the design of your online courses.
  • Implement Online Learning Best Practices: Evaluate and apply the fundamental principles of online learning to develop engaging and effective courses.
  • Enhance Learner Interaction and Accessibility: Synthesize diverse strategies to boost learner engagement and create accessible instructional materials.

Course Structure

Our course follows the esteemed QM Higher Ed rubric (7th Edition), ensuring a thorough understanding of quality online course design. The program is divided into eight focused modules, each aligning with a specific QM standard: 

  • Course Overview: Setting the stage for your journey in online course design. 
  • Learning Objectives (QM Standard 2): Crafting clear and achievable learning outcomes. 
  • Assessment & Rubrics (QM Standard 3): Developing effective assessment strategies. 
  • Instructional Materials (QM Standard 4): Selecting and organizing course content. 
  • Interaction & Technology (QM Standards 5 & 6): Facilitating meaningful interaction and leveraging technology. 
  • Syllabus & Resources (QM Standards 1 & 7): Building a comprehensive course guide. 
  • Accessibility & Usability (QM Standard 8): Ensuring your course is accessible to all learners. 
  • Final Exam & Project: Applying what you've learned. 
  • Wrap-Up: Reflecting on your journey and looking ahead. 

Accreditation and Designation Statements

Joint Accreditation and Designation Statements

Jointly Accredited Provider LogoIn support of improving patient care, The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit.  

 

American Osteopathic Association 

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.  

 

National Board of Public Health Examiners 

This activity is approved for 10 credit(s) accepted by the National Board of Public Health Examiners' Certified Public Health (CPH) recertification program. 

 

Texas Administrative Code 

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth certifies this activity meets the requirements for continuing education for Texas-licensed Professional Counselors and Texas-licensed Marriage and Family Therapists.  

 

Texas Physical Therapy Association 

This activity is offered by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2409035TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.  

 

Designation Statements 

 

Physicians 

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth designates this program for a maximum of 10 contact hours of AOA Category 2B CME credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in the activity.  

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth designates this activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

 

Pharmacist 

This knowledge-based activity has been assigned UAN JA0004637-0000-24-002-H99-P and will award 10 contact hour of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognized ACPE Providers.  

Statements of participation will indicate hours and CEUs based on participation and will be issued online at the conclusion of the activity. Successful completion includes completing the activity, its accompanying evaluation and/or posttest (score 70% or higher) and requesting credit online at the conclusion of the activity.  

Credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor, and participants may print a statement of credit or transcript from their NABP e-profile. HSC complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education. 

 

Nurses 

This activity provides up to 10 contact hours.  

 

Certified Public Health Professionals 

This activity provides 10 contact hours. 

 

Social Workers 

Social Workers completing this course receive 10 contact hour of continuing education credits.  

 

Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Psychologists 

This activity provides 10 contact hours. 

 

Physical Therapists 

This course provides 10 contact hours for PTs and PTAs licensed in Texas.  

For successful completion, a participant must attend the program, complete the evaluation, and request credit online at the conclusion of the activity.  

 

Certificate of Attendance 

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth certifies this activity for 10 hours of participation. 

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