University Park, College of Education (TLO)
This minor is designed for students who are interested in a thorough understanding of online teaching and learning—that is teaching and learning experiences with primary delivery of content through the Internet with use of a variety of advanced technological tools to include but not limited to course management systems, social networking, podcasts, discussion forums, blogs, tablets, mlearning, and other advanced instructional tools. This minor is intended for all education majors and is particularly focused on those interested in opportunities in the future to teach online courses, blended courses, or within an entirely online cybercharter or similar institution. The minor includes two introductory survey courses, one on the impact of online learning globally and one on educational communications. The four remaining courses are focused on distance education broadly construed, design skills, working with course management systems, and special attention to K-12 cybercharter and online delivery. In conjunction with the student’s major in Education, the minor prepares the student for entry to a professional position as a teacher in online and blended educational settings at all levels. Majors complemented by this minor would include but not be limited to Agricultural Education, Art Education, Childhood and Early Adolescent Education, Education and Public Policy, Kinesiology (Teacher Education Option), Music Education, Rehabilitation and Human Services, Secondary Education, Special Education, Workforce Education, and World Languages Education.
A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 18 credits
PRESCRIBED COURSES (15 credits)
ADTED 470(3), INSYS 100 GS/IL(3), INSYS 101(3), INSYS 415B(3), INSYS 432(3), INSYS 433(3) (Sem: 3-6)
Last Revised by the Department: Spring Semester 2013
Blue Sheet Item #: 41-06-039
Review Date: 04/09/2013