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Teaching Adult Learners Online

Online Graduate NanoCert® in Teaching Adult Learners Online

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$0 Application Fee
0 Entrance Exams
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Courses Start Monthly

About This Program

This stackable NanoCert is intended for professionals who want to teach postsecondary and other adult learners in a variety of settings such as corporations, government organizations, healthcare agencies, community colleges, and other education contexts.

Courses prepare current trainers and educators to integrate digital tools and technology in their teaching. Topics include pedagogy, andragogy, characteristics of adult learners, integrating technology into instruction, fair use, copyright, legal and ethical issues associated with online learning, and designing instructional activities.

The courses in this NanoCert are designed to bring you closer to completion of the following degree and certificate: the Master of Education (MEd), Online Learning concentration, and the Graduate Certificate in K-12 Online Learning

What You Will Do

  • Apply various tools to facilitate effective online/hybrid learning
  • Evaluate ethical and legal issues related to online learning
  • Create instructional activities that support the diverse needs of online and other types of learners

Program at a Glance

Number of Credits
9
Cost Per Credit
$370 | $250*
Courses Start Monthly
Online

Program Requirements Printable Catalog Version

Must take all courses for this section.

Course ID: 4355

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This course examines the similarities and differences of the learning needs and abilities of adult and younger learners. The course emphasizes differentiated instruction and course development as applicable to adult and K-12 learners in traditional, virtual, and hybrid contexts. Topics include a historical perspective, diversity, andragogy versus pedagogy in the online classroom, trends and issues with technology education and online education, LMS elements, and basics of grant writing/technology grant writing.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
06/28/22 - 12/02/22 12/05/22 - 01/29/23 Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/22 - 12/30/22 01/02/23 - 02/26/23 Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
08/29/22 - 02/03/23 02/06/23 - 04/02/23 Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session
09/26/22 - 03/03/23 03/06/23 - 04/30/23 Winter 2023 Session D 8 Week session
10/31/22 - 03/31/23 04/03/23 - 05/28/23 Spring 2023 Session B 8 Week session
11/28/22 - 04/28/23 05/01/23 - 06/25/23 Spring 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Course ID: 4356

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This course will focus on the issue of ownership of certain types of intellectual property on the internet, which has become a critical issue with different technological platforms, digital tools, and apps becoming so prevalent in our schools and culture. In this course, online, face-to-face, and hybrid educators will learn about the different types of potential copyright infringement, fair use, and privacy aspects for students, exploring the implication for course development and instruction.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
09/26/22 - 03/03/23 03/06/23 - 04/30/23 Winter 2023 Session D 8 Week session
10/31/22 - 03/31/23 04/03/23 - 05/28/23 Spring 2023 Session B 8 Week session
11/28/22 - 04/28/23 05/01/23 - 06/25/23 Spring 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Course ID: 4359

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In this course, participants will explore and evaluate the different types of online learning platforms, as well as study the different components of asynchronous and synchronous instructional delivery from the perspective of an educator. Educators will evaluate basic course design principles, activities that foster student engagement, authentic assessment, and integration of media enhancements.
Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/25/22 - 12/30/22 01/02/23 - 02/26/23 Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Courses Start Monthly

Next Courses Start Jan 2
Register by Dec 30

Admission Requirements

  • All APU master's degree/graduate certificate programs require a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA®).
  • Please read all graduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application. View steps to apply.

CHEA® is a registered trademark of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. 

Materials Cost

Technology fee: $65 per course | $0 for active-duty military, National Guard members, and Reservists.

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Consumer Information

*Cost Per Credit Hour

To minimize out-of-pocket costs, U.S. active-duty servicemembers, their spouse/dependents, National Guard members, and Reservists receive a tuition grant that caps undergraduate, master's degree, and graduate certificate tuition at $250/credit hour. In addition, a university book grant provides no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates and military-tuition-grant-eligible master’s-level students.
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