Innovators In Online Learning Summer Course


Teaching Online – Strategies and Tips – A four week online course for educators
July 11th- August 8th, 2016

Are you teaching online? Don’t know where to begin when developing online courses? Are you looking for more effective ways to deliver engaging content to your online learners?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, we have the answers for you. SoftChalk’s Innovators in Online Learning is teaming up with Professor Joe Zisk to bring you a summer course with an awesome opportunity to learn strategies and tips for teaching online. This four week online course for educators will explore everything from aligning course objectives, instructional strategies and student-centered activities to active integration with learning management systems.

The course is hosted in a learning management system (LMS) and will include assignments, community interaction, discussion posts and synchronous/asynchronous interaction. All instructional lessons that will be used are created using SoftChalk, providing multi-media rich content for you to explore and learn from. Not only will you learn online teaching strategies, you will also see, from the learner’s perspective, various teaching strategies in a real online course environment.

Whether you teach K-12, higher education or train in a corporate environment, this Innovators in Online Learning summer course is for you. This online, non-credit course will take place July 11- August 8, 2016. The course has a $40.00 enrollment fee which includes all of the materials in the online course as well as a “Badge of Completion” once the course is complete.

Registration is now OPEN!

To register and enroll follow the steps below:

  1. Simply follow the steps to create an account on our Moonami summer course site.
  2. You will have to verify the account you created, so please wait for a confirmation email.
  3. From there you will be able to log in with the username and password you just created to enroll and pay for the course.

It is that simple. With the start of the course a little more than a month away, don’t wait and enroll today!

Course Facilitator: Joseph Zisk Ed.D.
Joe has extensive experience in online course development and teaching.  As a former high school chemistry teacher, he received several teaching awards.  He was a K-12 technology supervisor and led a community-wide action plan to integrate computer technology in the district’s teaching and learning.   Joe is currently a university professor and has received the Faculty Professional Development Technology Award and the University President Faculty Service Award.  Joe has conducted many workshops and he has presented at numerous conferences.  He has an Advanced Online Teaching Certificate from the Online Learning Consortium (formerly Sloan-C) and he is a Quality Matters Reviewer and had QM course recognition. Currently, he is the director of the university Teaching and Learning Center and teaches online courses.  As director of the Teaching and Learning Center, Dr. Zisk provides and coordinates training for faculty.


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