Wilkes U Launches Master's Degree in Online Teaching
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Wilkes University School of Education has introduced a new online master's degree program in online teaching. The program, which launches this summer, is for educators and other professionals who wish to use technology for training and instruction over the Internet. Courses will teach the latest technology and best practices for providing effective online instruction, whether in the private or public sectors of academia, the corporate world, or government. Wilkes will offer the program in partnership with Performance Learning Systems, an educational services company with whom the university has offered graduate education courses for 25 years.
"Demand for online instruction continues to grow as people look for more cost-effective and convenient ways to access and provide high-quality training," said Michael Speziale, dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at the university. "This program will develop experts with the skills needed to facilitate real learning in an online environment."
The online teaching degree is a 30-credit program designed to be completed in less than two years. Topics will include instructional design, assessment, research, advanced technology, and building collaboration into e-learning courses. Applicants must have completed a baccalaureate degree.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.