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Online Learning and Teaching, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Online
The graduate level Certificate in Online Learning and Teaching (COLT) is offered fully online and requires the completion of 15 credits (5 courses).  Although targeted for Hawaii’s educators, this program will also appeal to online educators throughout the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.
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Overview

The purpose of COLT is to develop competent online instructors and instructional designers. The certificate program provides those who desire to deliver learning materials at a distance with the foundational knowledge and skills required to design, develop, and implement effective materials for online learning. 

Skills learned include how to design effective instruction for a distance-learning environment, how to evaluate critical issues in distance education, and how to develop distance education materials.

Throughout this completely online certificate program participants will have numerous opportunities to integrate their professional experiences into their learning, apply their course assignments to their current professional activities, and actively engage with other professionals in the development of these proficiencies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • E-learning Theory and Design
  • Programming for Games & Simulations
  • Emerging Technologies for K-12 Teaching
  • Assessment and Evaluation in E-learning
  • Distance Education Technology
  • Instructional Technology Management
  • Authoring E-learning Environments: Computer-Assisted Instruction (CAI)
  • Practicum in E-learning

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    15 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3
Recommended score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of 3 or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Applicants submit the following to Office of Graduate Education Student Services:

  • completed Graduate Admissions Application
  • application fee
  • one transcript for each post-secondary institution attended
In addition, certain applicants may be required to submit the following:
  • standardized exam scores
  • Residency Declaration Form
  • official TOEFL or IELTS exam scores
  • proof of sufficient funding

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18540 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    15600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7800 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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