About online learning
Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It’s easy. It’s fun.
How the Course Works
It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom. You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.
Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.
Participate when you want
You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.
For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.
What you will do
For each Unit, you will:
For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each day.
The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.
The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.
Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.
We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each day to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.
It’s easy. It’s fun.
About Your Instructors
Kassia Dellabough has over thirty years of teaching experience ranging from Montessori pre-school to teaching as artist-in-residence in elementary and high school settings. She has been teaching at the university level for over 20 years and currently holds a Senior Instructor position at the University of Oregon. She teaches a wide array of subjects ranging from Applied Creativity: Thinking Outside the Box to Presentation Skills and Portfolio Development. She currently teaches a general education Art and Human Values course both face-to-face and on-line. She was one of the pioneer faculty to teach on-line at the university in 1997 and serves as mentor for faculty across campus for on-line teaching.
Dellabough has worked as a career counselor with pre-service teachers on career preparation and developed a long-standing annual Career Explorations event focused on linking student teachers with school administrators for mentoring and career guidance. She has assisted students with the preparation of teaching portfolios for the national standards. She is a Qualified Meyers-Briggs Assessment Administrator, has a Neurolinguistic Practitioner Certification, and is a Global Career Development Facilitator certified by the GCDF Council for Credentialing & Education. Dellabough has written on the subject of generational learning styles, does speaking all over the United States and Canada on the subject, and is LERN’s lead presenter for a four day intensive training institute for professionals on the subject. She is currently completing her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership in the College of Education at the University of Oregon. Her dissertation focus is on how an undergraduate arts curriculum facilitates cultural proficiency. She considers generational differences as one important facet of diversity.
Julie Coates is an experienced researcher, teacher and trainer in the area of students with ASD. She teaches courses at the graduate level in adult and higher education for the University of South Dakota, does seminars, training and online courses for K-12 teachers, and has experience teaching in an elementary school. Coates wrote the pioneering book Generational Learning Styles. She authored a chapter on students with ASD as co-author of the new book, The Pedagogy of the 21st Century.
William A. Draves designs, presents, plans and markets webinars for a national association. He plans about 20 webinars a year. He presents an average of 10 webinars a year, and has presented webinars for audiences as large as 350 people, done a webinar for participants in Russia, and has done video webinars. Draves has written about presenting webinars, trains other webinar presenters, and written about planning and marketing virtual meetings.