Online Learning, Instruction, and Technology
Graduate Certificate | Fully online
Shippensburg University is pleased to announce the launch of new graduate certificate in Online Learning, Instruction, and Technology. The use of online learning is growing rapidly in fields such as K12 and higher education, and in human resources and corporate training. This certificate can help individuals in these fields design, develop and deliver online programs and become an engaging online instructor. Ship offers more than 120 years of expertise in developing the skills of educators and trainers. Our faculty are dedicated to your success and provide foundational knowledge of best practices, instructional and assessment strategies, and practical applications in online learning environments.
For more information about the program, to register for classes, please contact the Office of Professional, Continuing, and Distance Education (717) 477-1502 or via email.
- Accelerated 8 week courses; 15 credits total
- Complete program at your own pace with classes online
- ONLE 550 Introduction to Teaching in an Online Environment (3 crs.)
- ONLE 560 Designing and Implementing Online Educational Systems #1 (Macro View) (3 crs.)
- ONLE 570 Designing and Implementing Online Educational Systems #2 (Macro View) (3 crs.)
- ONLE 580 Online Educational Resources for Instruction and Learning (3 crs.)
- ONLE 590 Capstone: Online Course Design, Development and Implementation (3 crs.)
ONLE 550 Introduction to Teaching in an Online Environment
Introduction to Teaching in an Online Environment will provide the foundational information for online instruction. Three main topics will be featured within this particular course and focus on an in-depth examination of online learning and environments; the theoretical research and best practices associated with online instruction; and the logistics associated with course instruction and development. Learners will engage in examining how current educational learning theory can be utilized in online and blended environments.
ONLE 560 Designing and Implementing Online Educational Systems #1 (Macro View)
Designing and Implementing Online Educational Systems I - the Macro View focuses on specific elements that contribute to effective online program design and instructional delivery. Modules focus on online education and best practices for teaching, learning, and assessment in online educational programs. Learners will complete descriptive, reflective, and evaluative responses to assigned readings and develop an online unit for use in a PK-4, 4-8, or 9-12 online program.
ONLE 570 Designing and Implementing Online Educational Systems #2
Designing and Implementing Online Educational Systems II will focus on the evaluation, analysis and design of online environments that engage learners in active and collaborative learning. Learners will examine aspects of socially shared cognition, multimodal communication, and digital literacy and apply key elements to the development of an online learning experience. Group members will participate in peer evaluation of shared learning opportunities and analyze the effectiveness of the design.
ONLE 580 Online Educational Resources for Instruction and Learning
Online Educational Resources for Instruction and Learning provide an overview of online course curriculum structure, organization, and distribution in blended, hybrid, and full online mode; identification, evaluation, and application of online educational resources, including web2.0 tools. Participants will learn the theories and practices of integrating online educational resources, including web2.0 tools in learning environments and in other learning settings for today's digital learner. The course will use a series of hands-on activities, computer labs, and subject area related digital projects to help participants learn how to identify, evaluate, and select appropriate online materials and to align the materials with academic standards and curriculum in particular lessons or lesson units based on grade levels and subject areas. Designing and creating individualized digital learning environments will be another focus of the course.
ONLE 590 Capstone: Online Course Design, Development, and Implementation
Participants will apply an instructional design model to analyze, design, develop, assess, and evaluate a six week online learning module. Emphasis will be placed on theories related to instructional design, information processing, and motivation. Participants will gain an understanding of their role as an instructional designer and become knowledgeable of learning management platforms and resources available to the professional online educator.
Admitted & Returning Students for Credit Course
Individuals who are admitted or current students who wish to take classes from Shippensburg University for credit, register for classes at: https://ssb.ship.edu/prod/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin
Before registering for courses for this program, you will need to activate an official Shippensburg University email address. For assistance in setting up your email account and password, please contact the SU Helpdesk.
Non-Degree Students for Credit Course
Individuals who wish to take classes from Shippensburg University, but are not seeking a degree should consult the information at http://www.ship.edu/pcde/nondegree
How to Apply
To be eligible for admission to the certificate program, applicants must follow these 3 steps:
- Complete the certificate application
- Once you complete the application, click 'Submit" to proceed to pay application fee. If you don't pay fee, we will not be able to process your application.
- Submit official undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) transcripts documenting the earned degree to 1871 Old Main Drive, Horton Hall 110 Shippensburg PA 17257
Please note the following after your application has been submitted:
- Allow two business days for review and processing of application.
- After successful completion of application, you will receive follow-up directions for enrolling in your course in an email to the email address you provided on your application.
Tuition & Fees
Information about tuition, fees, paying your bill, and the refund and withdraw policies are posted at Student Accounts
If you are receiving financial assistance from your employer to pay your tuition and/or fees, please be sure to review and complete the necessary form at Student Accounts.
For more information about assistance, visit: Graduate Financial Assistance.
Shippensburg University reserve the right to cancel courses due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances.
Program Faculty & Support
For course content, academic advising, and workplace applicability, contact:
- Christine Anne Royce, Professor of Teacher Education ( CARoyc@ship.edu)
- Donald K. Philpot, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education ( DKPhilpot@ship.edu)
- Han Liu, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education ( HLiu@ship.edu)
- Christopher Keyes, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education ( CSKeyes@ship.edu)
For assistance with admissions, registering for classes, and course information, contact:
Contact: Office of Professional, Continuing, and Distance Education (PCDE), (717) 477-1502, firstname.lastname@example.org