Instructor Certification Training
The Northeastern University Online Instructor Certification program is a comprehensive approach to providing our faculty who have chosen to teach online the necessary best practices and skills to design and facilitate hybrid and fully online courses for Northeastern University.
Northeastern University Online recognizes the importance of creating excellent online instructors, not just high quality online courses, so our program consists of a two-week all-online format featuring instructor-facilitated lessons, collaboration, discussion, and assignments. It takes participants about 6-8 hours per week to complete the materials and assignments in this course. It is an immersive approach to learning how to become a successful online instructor by enabling participants to experience an online course as a student before they ever teach an online course as an instructor at Northeastern University.
- Basic computing skills.
- A recent model laptop or personal computer.
- A broadband internet connection to participate in this certification program.
- You will need a headset (microphone/headphones) that plugs into your computer to use multimedia and synchronous elements of this course. If you do not have a headset, you can purchase one at any electronics or department store (Best Buy, Target, Radio Shack, etc.) for about $30.
Expect to spend 6-8 hours a week completing the weekly modules in this course.
Identify instructional strategies appropriate to your course and teaching style in the online environment.
Develop and manage your online, hybrid or blended course using Northeastern University Online’s Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS).
Create a syllabus, and develop essential instructional materials for the first two weeks of your online course.
Participate in mandatory discussion threads and other collaborative activities on e-learning topics for higher education.
Apply Northeastern University Online’s research-based, best practices for online course design, delivery and facilitation within your own practice online course environment.
Demonstrate effective online design, development, facilitation and course management strategies and techniques.
Send any questions about registering for upcoming courses to Demet Yener: firstname.lastname@example.org