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LERN Online Courses

LERN's one-week online courses are asynchronous.  That means you can participate anytime you want, day or night.  The lectures are prerecorded so you can listen when you want.  The discussion is written chat with the instructor making comments throughout the day and evening, so you can always catch up on the conversation and join in anytime! 

Prior to registering for credit through the University of South Dakota, participants must register for the online course through LERN. To register for online courses through LERN please contact Tammy at LERN by calling 800-678-5376 or emailing Tammy@lern.org. Once registered through LERN participants can register for credit through the University of South Dakota. With questions concerning registering for credit please contact Continuing and Distance Education at 1-800-233-7937.

For more information about how LERN's online courses work, visit LERN's Online Courses.

Advanced Teaching Online
Course: TET 792 Advanced Teaching Online
Instructor: William Draves
Credit Hours: 1
Course Dates: April 7 - May 5, 2014;  June 2 - July 1, 2014
Course Location: Online


Register for April/May Course:

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Deadline to Drop with 100% Refund: April 8, 2014

Register for June/July Course:
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Deadline to Drop with 100% Refund: June 4, 2014

Course Description:

In the 21st century, half of all learning will be online. The  opportunities are tremendous for teaching online. Discover how to plan,  develop, and teach an online course. Take home a ten-step model for  developing your online course. Experience one of the most advanced  online classrooms for teachers. Learn how to create online audio  lectures with slide shows.  Plus, find out how self quizzes enhance  learning. See animation, drop-and drag exercise, and dynamite welcome  pages. Engage in online discussion with other teachers. 

Building Online Learning Communities

Course: TET 792: Building Online Learning Communities
Instructor: Rena Palloff & Keith Pratt
Credit Hours: 1
Course Dates: March 10-14, 2014
Course Location: Online 

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Deadline to Drop with 100% Refund: March 10, 2014

Course Description:
In the online classroom it is the relationships and interactions  among people through which knowledge if primarily generated.  Come learn how to do it with the foremost authorities and authors of the popular  book by the same title.  Acquire a new understanding of redefining community in cyberspace.   Find out the importance of a learning community.  Learn about dialogue  as inquiry, negotiating discussion guidelines, and intergroup and other  forms of collaboration.
Certificate in Teaching Adults
Course: ELED/SEED 4/592  Certificate in Teaching Adults
Instructor: William Draves
Credit Hours: 2
Course Dates: February 3 - April 4, 2014
Course Location: Online


Register Now (ELED/SEED 4/592) (pay by check)
Register Now (ELED 492) (pay by debit/credit)
Register Now (ELED 592) (pay by debit/credit)
Register Now (SEED 492) (pay by debit/credit)
Register Now (SEED 492) (pay by debit/credit)

Deadline to Drop with 100% Refund: February 7, 2014

Course Description:
Teach others in-person and pass on knowledge and skills to others. It is both an opportunity and a responsibility. Whether you want to teach  others or currently teach others, in any setting, either formally or  informally, this course is for you. We will provide you both fundamental and advanced information to improve your teaching. Your instructor is  the author of How To Teach Adults, the best-selling book on the subject. The e-book version is included in the course.
Certified eMarketing Professional (CeP)
Course: AHED 790: Certified eMarketing Professional (CeP)
Instructor: Suzanne Kart
Credit Hours: February 3 - April 4, 2014
Course Location: Online


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Deadline to Drop with 100% Refund: February 7, 2014

Course Description:
For professionals experienced in eMarketing in continuing education  and lifelong learning programs; IT, webmaster and other tech  professionals interested in the marketing aspects of online and email  marketing.  CEO's, programming, and other administrators interested in  eMarketing.
Certified Faculty Developer Training
Course: AHED 790: Certified Faculty Developer Training
Instructors: William A. Draves, Dr. Rita Marie Conrad
Credit Hours: 3
Course Dates: February 10 - May 5, 2014
Course Location: Online

 

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Deadline to Drop with 100% Refund: February 16, 2014

Course Description:
The goal of this training is to prepare faculty developers to assist  faculty in improving instructional quality at their institutions. Upon  certification, facultydevelopers will identify trends and issues that  need to be addressed by faculty development programs. They will be aware of the latest innovations and best practices in instructional  strategies and be apprised of emerging technologica ladvances. Faculty  developers will also have an understanding of the needs and  characteristics of today's learners and be able to address changing  roles and need of faculty.
Certified Program Planner
Course: AHED 790
Credit Hours: 4
Instructor: Fred Bayley
Course Dates: February 3 - April 25, 2014

Course Location: Online

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Deadline to Drop with 100% Refund: February 9, 2014

Course Description:

Train to analyze data to make the best decisions. Learn key financial formulas as well as design a winning brochure.You will learn how to  increase registrations and start successful new programs.This training  ends with the Certified Program Planner exam and eventual certification  upon passing the exam.

Contract Training Certification
Course: AHED 790: Contract Training Certification Online
Instructor: Julia King Tamang
Credit Hours: 3
Course Dates: February 3 - April 25, 2014
Course Location: Online

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Deadline to Drop with 100% Refund: February 9, 2014

Course Description:
Boost contracts, increase your operating margin and net, and price  contracts correctly. You will have the strategies and techniques for  increasing your effectiveness and success rate. Developed specifically  for contract trainers in educational institutions such as universities,  community colleges and vocational-technical institutes. If you sell  contract training programs to business and industry, or oversee such  programs, you should attend this institute.
Designing Online Instruction

Course: TET 792: Designing Online Instruction
Instructor: Dr. Rita Marie Conrad
Credit Hours: 1
Course Dates: May 5-20, 2014
Course Location: Online

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Deadline to Drop with 100% Refund: May 5, 2014

Course Description:
Learn about the online instructional environment, envisioning your online course, developing a web course, phases of design and development, design guidelines, and more. Discover the principles behind the adoption of technology innovation and the nature of the online learning environment. Then get tips for planning your online course, identifying resources and design guidelines. Discuss the phases of design and development and models, motivating student-student interaction, and managing interaction. Get the latest information on copyright issues, assessment and evaluation.
Fostering Online Discussion

Course: AHED 790: Fostering Online Discussion
Instructor: William Draves
Credit Hours: 1
Course Dates: April 7 - May 5, 2014; July 7 - August 1, 2014
Course Location: Online

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Deadline to Drop with 100% Refund: April 8, 2014.

Register Now for July/August Course:
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Deadline to Drop with 100% Refund: July 8, 2014.

Course Description:

Come experience how to do it from the creator of the concept and practice of 'continual engagement' in teaching.  Discover how to build student success through your interaction, how to give online learners feedback, communicating with them about everything from subject matter to delicate issues to grading. You will come away with advanced, practical, how-to tips from one of the foremost authorities on fostering online discussion. And you will see how your instructor models great interaction and engagement in the online environment.

 

Gender in the Classroom

Course: ELED/SEED 592: Gender in the Classroom for K-12 Teachers
Instructor: Julie Coates & William Draves
Credit Hours: 1
Course Dates: June 2 - July 2, 2014
Course Location: Online

Undergraduate Credit (June/July):
Register Now (ELED/SEED 492) (pay by check)
Register Now (ELED 492) (pay by debit/credit)
Register Now (SEED 492) (pay by debit/credit)

Graduate Credit (June/July):
Register Now (ELED/SEED 592) (pay by check)
Register Now (ELED 592) (pay by debit/credit)
Register Now (SEED 592) (pay by debit/credit)

Deadline to Drop with 100% Refund: June 4, 2014

Course Description:

Discover why girls waste 30% of their study time, why boys get worse grades than girls, why boys do less homework than girls, and the 5 learning habits girls get in school that hurt them in the workplace. 

Your female students learn differently than your male students. Discover how girls learn. Take away 10 top tips for helping girls learn more, and the 5 tips to help girls succeed more. Then discover how boys learn. Take away 10 top tips for helping boys learn more, and the 5 tips to help boys succeed more. Get information about research not available anywhere else.

Generational Learning Styles for K-12 Teachers

Course: ELED/SEED 4/592: Generational Learning Styles for K-12 Teachers
Instructor: Kassia Dellabough
Credit Hours: 1
Course Dates: April 7 - May 10, 2014; July 7 - August 8, 2014
Course Location: Online

Undergraduate Credit (April/May):
Register Now (ELED/SEED 492) (pay by check)
Register Now (ELED 492) (pay by debit/credit)
Register Now (SEED 492) (pay by debit/credit)

Graduate Credit (April/May):
Register Now (ELED/SEED 592)
(pay by check)
Register Now (ELED 592) (pay by debit/credit)
Register Now (SEED 592) (pay by debit/credit)

Deadline to Drop with 100% Refund: April 8, 2014

Undergraduate Credit (July/August):
Register Now (ELED/SEED 492) (pay by check)
Register Now (ELED 492) (pay by debit/credit)
Register Now (SEED 492) (pay by debit/credit)

Graduate Credit (July/August):
Register Now (ELED/SEED 592) (pay by check)
Register Now (ELED 592) (pay by debit/credit)
Register Now (SEED 592) (pay by debit/credit)

Deadline to Drop with 100% Refund: July 9, 2014

Course Description:

Generational Learning Styles is a pioneering work intended to provide you with guidelines for meeting the challenges of multiple generations in school, work and society. 

For trainers, teachers at all levels, faculty, human resource professionals and anyone interested in generations and in learning styles.  After reading Generational Learning Styles, you will be more creative and successful in your own teaching and work.

Online Learning & Teaching for K-12 Teachers
Course: ELED/SEED 4/592: Online Learning & Teaching for K-12 Teachers
Instructor: William Draves
Credit Hours: 1
Course Dates: June 2 - July 2, 2014
Course Location: Online


Undergraduate Credit (June/July):
Register Now (ELED/SEED 492) (pay by check)
Register Now (ELED 492) (pay by debit/credit)
Register Now (SEED 492) (pay by debit/credit)

Graduate Credit (June/July):
Register Now (ELED/SEED 592) (pay by check)
Register Now (ELED 592) (pay by debit/credit)
Register Now (SEED 592) (pay by debit/credit)

Deadline to Drop with 100% Refund: June 4, 2014

Course Description:
Discover the fascinating world of online teaching and learning. Specifically for K-12 teachers, you will find out why and how your  students learn online. Find out about all the wonderful eTools being  used, from drag-and-drop games to virtual labs. Then find out how you  can begin to use the web in your own teaching. See why web-enhanced  courses are being introduced in K-12 schools. Then take home online  strategies for helping your students to learn more and preparing them  for the workplace.
Social Media and Online Tools for K-12 Teachers

Course: ELED/SEED 4/592: Social Media and Online Tools for K-12 Teachers
Credit Hours: 1
Instructor: William Draves
Course Dates: April 7 - May 2, 2014; July 7 - August 8, 2014
Course Location: Online

Undergraduate Credit:
Register Now (ELED/SEED 492) (pay by check)
Register Now (ELED 492) (pay by debit/credit)
Register Now (SEED 492) (pay by debit/credit)

Graduate Credit:
Register Now (ELED/SEED 592) (pay by check)
Register Now (ELED 592) (pay by debit/credit)
Register Now (SEED 592) (pay by debit/credit)

Deadline to Drop with 100% Refund: April 7, 2014

Undergraduate Credit:
Register Now (ELED/SEED 492) (pay by check)
Register Now (ELED 492) (pay by debit/credit)
Register Now (SEED 492) (pay by debit/credit)

Graduate Credit:
Register Now (ELED/SEED 592) (pay by check)
Register Now (ELED 592) (pay by debit/credit)
Register Now (SEED 592) (pay by debit/credit)

Deadline to Drop with 100% Refund: July 9, 2014

Course Description:

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, it seems everyone, including your students, talk about ways the Internet let's them stay in touch and see what others are doing.  Since many of your students are already there, have you been curious if any of these tools might keep them engaged in your class?  Do you ever wonder if there might be some time effective ways to communicate with their parents?  GoogleDocs, Adobe ConnectNow, iGoogle, Flicker, animoto, earth album, Teacher Tube, blogs, virtual labs and yes, even Facebook and Twitter can help you add dimension and interest to your class.  Discover tips to use a variety of social media and online tools to help your students.  You will also spend some time discussing ways to overcome resistance you might encounter in using these programs.  For any teacher interested in social media, from beginners to advanced social networkers.

Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Course: ELED/SEED 4/592 / SPED 4/593: Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Instructor: Julie Coates
Credit Hours: 1
Course Dates: June 2 - July 2, 2014
Course Location: Online

Undergraduate Credit (June/July):
Register Now (ELED/SEED 492/SPED 493) (pay by check)
Register Now (ELED 492) (pay by debit/credit)
Register Now (SEED 492) (pay by debit/credit)
Register Now (SPED 493) (pay by debit/credit)

Graduate Credit (June/July):
Register Now (ELED/SEED 592/SPED 593) (pay by check)
Register Now (ELED 592) (pay by debit/credit)
Register Now (SEED 592) (pay by debit/credit)
Register Now (SPED 593) (pay by debit/credit)

Deadline to Drop with 100% Refund: June 4, 2014

Course Description:

In this course, you will take away strategies for working effectively with Asperger's students. You will find out how to work effectively with parents to create the most positive learning environments for children and teens with Asperger's Syndrome. The course is geared for K-12 teachers, but it is also relevant for counselors, faculty in higher education, parents and anyone else interested in understanding this important issue.

Substitute Teacher Preparation
Course: ELED/SEED 492/592: Substitute Teacher Preparation
Instructor: David Reilly

Credit Hours: 1
Course Dates: June 2 - July 2, 2014
Course Location: Online


Undergraduate Credit (June/July):
Register Now (ELED/SEED 492) (pay by check)
Register Now (ELED 492) (pay by debit/credit)
Register Now (SEED 492) (pay by debit/credit)

Graduate Credit (June/July):
Register Now (ELED/SEED 592) (pay by check)
Register Now (ELED 592) (pay by debit/credit)
Register Now (SEED 592) (pay by debit/credit)

Deadline to Drop with 100% Refund: June 4, 2014

Course Description:
Understand what is expected of a substitute and how to maximize your value to a school. Find out about how to develop a sub notebook, understand classroom management, the latest techniques in developing lesson plans, how to use your own portfolio to assist in teaching, and much more.

 
For additional information about the LERN/USD Master of Arts in Educational Administration program, Request More Information or contact us at cde@usd.edu or 1-800-233-7937.