Facilitating eLearning


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Creating eLearning

Creating eLearning classes often involves using a Course Management System such as Blackboard, Moodle, Vista, or Angel. The links below will show you how to learn how to use and manage the CMS, create PDFs from Word files, create effective PowerPoint presentations, and then upload your PowerPoints, Acrobat (PDF) documents, photos, and video clips into the CMS. Explore the links below to learn the best practices and even become a certified eLearning instructor.

Carolina Online Teacher Program (COLT) Link to Carolina Online Teacher Program (COLT)

You can earn a LEARN NC Certificate in online instruction through the Carolina Online Teacher program (COLT). In five core courses and two electives, totaling a minimum of 17 CEUs, you’ll master the component skills of online teaching: effective collaboration and facilitation, creating learning communities, navigating the virtual classroom, and developing student-centered instruction.

* Also see: Carolina Online Teacher Program (COLT)'s Home Page

iNACOL - International Association for K-12 Online Learning Link to iNACOL - International Association for K-12 Online Learning

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning is a non-profit advocacy organization that facilitates, conducts and disseminates research, identifies promising practices, and helps to develop national K-12 online learning quality standards. They offer professional development opportunities for administrators and teachers and promote the sharing of information, resources and expertise, including a recent paper, “A Summary of Research on the Effectiveness of K-12 Online Learning.”

North Carolina Community College Association of Distance Learning Link to North Carolina Community College Association of Distance Learning

The goal of NC3ADL (North Carolina Community College Association of Distance Learning) is to create a distance learning community that will promote networking and provide an open means of discussion, sharing of best practices, and communication of distance learning issues across the North Carolina Community College system (NCCCS).
NC3ADL was established by North Carolina community college faculty, staff, and administrators who are directly involved with distance learning and recognized the need to:
• FACILITATE communication among distance learning administrators and faculty throughout the
  North Carolina Community College System.
• PROVIDE leadership for quality distance learning in the NCCCS.
• ADVOCATE policies, practices, and resources that promote quality distance learning.
• IMPROVE the distance learning experiences of NCCCS students and instructors.
• PROMOTE the professional development and support of members.
The NC3ADL is an educational non-profit organization. Membership is open to all persons interested in supporting and promoting distance learning in the North Carolina Community College System.

The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation Link to The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation

Advancing education through innovation in teaching, learning and leadership, The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation brings together students, teachers, researchers, policy-makers, educational professionals, and other community members to foster collaborations in improving education. 

They conduct research, develop educational resources, provide professional development programs for educators, advocate to improve teaching and learning, and help inform policy-making.

* Also see: The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation's Home Page