E-Learning for Educators

Learn to effectively design courses using innovative technology to teach or train online and become a leader in distance learning initiatives.
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This 100% online course addresses online, blended learning, and flipped classroom environments. Get hands-on experience with synchronous and asynchronous methods. Learn how to use accessible video and audio to engage learners.

Our online EDUC 760 Elearning for Educators course will show you tips to engage learners in an online or hybrid setting, how to utilize the best online tools, how to find ready to use templates, and most of all how to facilitate live sessions and online discussions.

Learn how to integrate video conferencing tools, social media, discussion forums, assessment tools, learning management systems, screencasts, and closed caption videos.

Our course includes how to

  • Build an online learning community using video conferencing tools such as Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams to connect with students virtually.
  • Analyze research on using learning management systems for online and hybrid settings.
  • Use interactive technology tools to engage and motivate students online.
  • Create a technology-based assessment to provide immediate feedback and improve student success.
  • Critically analyze universal design and accessibility research.
  • Create a closed caption video.
  • Research, evaluate, and curate digital information.
  • Apply online teaching best practices and theories to enhance face-to-face instruction/training with blended learning, or convert courses and training/workshops for online delivery and remote teaching.

Online Course
Three semester hours of graduate credit 
Instructor: Maggie Rouman 

Spring: January 25 - March 19, 2021
Tuition: $466 per semester hour graduate credit ($1,398 for a three-credit course)
Spring Tuition Due - March 3, 2021

If you need a copy of the syllabus for your employer to approve enrollment in the class, email: Online Professional Development or call 715-642-0209.

We invite you to enroll in our E-learning for Educators course to meet your professional development goals if you need a license renewal, graduate credits, or just a refresher course.

"The advice I received and the skills I learned while completing the E-Learning and Online Teaching courses have been invaluable. I am a nursing instructor and have been able to tap into the wisdom of instructors and fellow students from a wide variety of backgrounds and places to improve my courses.

With the pandemic changes, I find myself applying what I have learned almost daily. Thank you, UW-Stout, for this program!"
~Judith R Corcoran, RN, MSN, CNE, Associate Professor of Nursing
 Moraine Valley Community College

This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree and the Master of Science in Career and Technical Education program.

Our students include:

  • Teachers (k-12, flipped classroom and virtual school)
  • Adjunct professors
  • Adjunct faculty
  • College and university professors
  • Technical and community college instructors
  • Healthcare, nurse educator, healthcare training, health education program
  • Trainers (Staff training, corporate training, training and development, train the trainers)
  • Curriculum designers, professional development coordinators, and distance education and continuing education leaders

How do I Register?

Complete the Online Registration Form.

When is the registration deadline?

Reserve your spot now. This program is very popular, and courses fill well before the start date. This course is offered three times each year (spring, summer, and fall).

  • Tuition is the same for Wisconsin residents, out-of-state and international students
  • No registration fee and no program application
  • E-textbook provided as part of course tuition
  • Enrollment is limited to 15 students per section


An e-textbook is provided when you log in to the course. 

Palloff, R. M., & Pratt, K. (2013). Lessons from the virtual classroom: The realities of online teaching. (2nd ed.). San Francisco, CAJossey-Bass ISBN: 978-111812373

If you prefer to read a hard copy of the textbook instead of reading via your computer or tablet, you may purchase the book from online bookstores such as amazon.com or textbooks.com. NOTE the ISBN number and 2nd edition.

Additional recommended web-based articles will be available via the course modules.

Our Students Say ...

This course was relevant and well organized. I'm looking forward to continuing in the certificate program.

The instructor provided remarkable timely and professional feedback about my interaction and progress in the course.  I felt encouraged and supported the whole way through.

She is an excellent example of an online educator, and I will take this experience and attempt to mirror it in my future teaching.

Her style of using YouTube videos for visual instruction was very helpful.

No travel to campus - 100% Online
  • Participate 24/7 from your home or work computer during hours that are best for your work and family schedule.
  • The class is highly interactive with a significant discussion component.
  • All discussion postings, projects, and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion board and Dropbox.
  • Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week.
  • There are no required "live" chat sessions.
  • This is not a self-paced class.