Skip Navigation

Course Details

Course Details

Course Code: EDUC625 Course ID: 4359 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

In this course candidates will explore and evaluate the different types of online learning platforms, as well as study the different components of asynchronous and synchronous instructional delivery. Candidates will demonstrate an ability to develop a complete online course for delivery in the Blackboard, Sakai, eCollege, Moodle, or other LMS environment. (Candidates in the M. Ed. Teaching-Concentration in Secondary Social Studies program must take the 16-week course version per the West Virginia Board of Education-no exceptions.)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
01/25/21 - 07/02/21 07/05/21 - 08/29/21 Summer 2021 Session B 8 Week session
03/29/21 - 09/03/21 09/06/21 - 10/31/21 Summer 2021 Session D 8 Week session
05/21/21 - 10/29/21 11/01/21 - 12/26/21 Fall 2021 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon successful completion of this course, candidates will be able to:

  1. Identify various online learning management systems.
  2. Apply effective online learning in numerous K-16 classroom situations.
  3. Demonstrate key components that must be present for an effective online learning experience.
  4. Build an online course in a LMS environment.
Book Title: Engaging the Online Learner
Author: Conrad, Rita-Marie
Publication Info: Jossey-Bass, Inc.
ISBN: 9781118018194
Book Title: Teaching Online: Practical Guide (Hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.)
Author: Ko, Susan
Publication Info: Routledge N. Y.
ISBN: 9780415997263
Book Title: Conquering the Content : Step-by-Step Guide to Online Course Design (Hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.)
Author: Smith, Robin M.
Publication Info: Jossey-Bass, Inc.
ISBN: 9780787994426

Book Title:Teaching Online: A Practical Guide, 4th ed.- e-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Routledge
Author:Ko, S. and Rossen, S.
Unit Cost:$47.95
Book Title:Conquering the Content: A Blueprint for Online Course Design and Development, 2nd ed. - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Jossey- Bass
Author:Robin M. Smith
Unit Cost:$34.00
Book Title:Google Classroom: The Ultimate Guide To Making Your Classroom Digital; This title is not required for the course, it is a recommended resource.
Publication Info:Amazon Digital Services
Author:Larry Parris
Unit Cost:$9.95
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.