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Advanced Online Teaching Strategies

Advanced Online Teaching Strategies (AOTS) is an OPTIONAL three-week online course covering topics and materials that build upon the teaching techniques covered in the Online Teaching Essentials course. AOTS addresses critical areas of online teaching including engagement and interaction, active learning, and authentic assessment.

The course is taught in a cohort learning model, meaning you will participate with other faculty in the same activities. AOTS is facilitated by an active member of the St. John’s faculty with considerable experience in online teaching. Enrollment is capped at 20 students per session.

Successful completion of Advanced Online Teaching Strategies requires approximately six to eight hours per week of online participation for the full three week duration of the course. Participation in this course is asynchronous, which means that there will be no face-to-face sessions or required dates/times when you must login. You may participate on your own schedule, however, all course assignments must be submitted by the stated deadlines in the syllabus in order to successfully complete the course and obtain certification. At successful conclusion of this course, you will receive a certificate of completion.

Topics include the following:

  1. Advanced discussion pedagogies
  2. Reflective practice through blogs and journals
  3. Crowd sourced learning and wikis in higher education
  4. Engaging students through authentic assessment

Certification to teach online at St. John’s is a prerequisite for enrolling in the AOTS course.

The spring section of the Advanced Online Teaching Strategies is now full, another section will begin on 10/16/17.   You can register below to be placed on the "waiting list" for future iterations of the AOTS course.  This does not guarantee registration in the course, it places you on a priority notification list for future iterations of the course. 


We will communicate registration information about the fall course when the date is closer.  Thank you for your interest in our faculty development courses. 

For additional information about the course, please contact:

Paul Desmarais
Associate Director
Online Learning and Services