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Online Learning and Teaching Area of Study

The online Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) degree program in Online Learning and Teaching focuses on developing online pedagogy for those who want to be well-prepared to teach online. Since Thomas Edison State University pioneered the use of technology to deliver quality higher education, this program leverages the institution's deep expertise.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the area of study, students will be able to:

  • Apply learning theories and student learning styles to online learning.
  • Assess the impact of culture and diversity on online learning.
  • Identify best practices for technology-infused education that resolve the student and teacher issues with learning in the online environment.
  • Develop appropriate assessment strategies that are relevant to online learning, including formative and summative evaluations of instruction as well as design.
  • Evaluate ethical issues in online learning environments, such as educational copyright law, fair use, the TEACH Act, cheating, and plagiarism.
  • Design strategies and techniques that promote student engagement and motivation in online environments.
  • Create an online course using a learning management system that incorporates models, techniques and strategies for online learning and teaching learned throughout certificate program.