I have three distinct goals for the Professional Certificate in Online Education:
- Better understand the instructor experience in teaching online courses;
- Build skills as an online instructor, as distinct from a course designer/developer;
- Learn models for supporting instructors in teaching online courses.
I have taken several online courses and have a good sense of the student experience. I have assisted faculty members in building online courses and have a sense of the work required. But I have not taught an online course and thus have no experience of the demands and challenges faced by instructors while teaching the course.