Certificate Blended Online Learning and Teaching (BOLT)

Certificate Blended Online Learning and Teaching (BOLT)
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In today’s world, the need for online and blended learning is an ongoing necessity for higher education, K-12 schools, and corporate employee training.  The ability to create, manage, and facilitate online learning is of the upmost importance for educators in countless fields.  The University of Cincinnati Online’s Blended Online Learning and Teaching (BOLT) graduate certificate program sets students up to meet these demands by gaining skills in education, design, and information technology.

The University of Cincinnati Online also offers a Master’s of Education in Instructional Design and Technology degree. Our M.Ed in Instructional Design is a 30 credit hour program that sets students up to meet online teaching demands by gaining skills in education, design, and information technology.

What is Blended Online Learning and Teaching?

Blended Online Learning and Teaching (BOLT) graduate certificate teaches current, technology-based learning modes, which require very specific skills in combining facilitation, collaboration, learning design, management, and assessment.  BOLT combines digital educational materials for interaction online with traditional classroom curriculum.  UC Online’s students will gain a good technological understanding of the nature of online and blended learning experiences; how they differ from traditional, in person classrooms; and how to make curriculum engaging, through a virtual platform.

Program Overview

By the end of the program, students will be able to:

  • Develop strategies to encourage active learning, application, interaction, participation, and collaboration in online and blended environments
  • Facilitate effective learning in online and blended learning environments
  • Demonstrate mastery of contemporary learning technologies
  • Explain the instructional delivery continuum, including associated strengths and affordances
  • Remain cognizant of the diversity of student academic needs and make appropriate accommodations
  • Provide students with multiple and varied formative and summative assessments aligned with content and technology standards

Why Choose UC Online for the Blended Online Learning and Teaching Certificate?

  • 100% online: no campus visits are required
  • Learn from faculty members who are leaders in the field and stay up to date on current trends in blended and online learning and teaching
  • Meets the current demands of teaching remotely and socially distanced formats
  • Professional development rates available
  • Start-to-Graduation Support: Every student enrolled online is assigned a dedicated Academic Advisor and also a Student Success Coordinator providing one-on-one support; they are your on-campus partners who can help you manage your time and ensure you’re meeting degree requirements to get you to graduation

Professional Development Scholarship

University of Cincinnati offers a Professional Development Award to specific endorsements and certificates. Our Blended Online Learning and Teaching (BOLT) graduate certificate qualifies; this scholarship award amounts to 30% off of the Instructional fee, General fee, and Info Tech fee of every credit hour. Connect with an Enrollment Services Advisor to see if you qualify for the Professional Development Award.

Student Testimonials
“I like that the coursework can be directly applied to my current job by using our projects to develop solutions to learning problems in our jobs or life.”

Graduate Certificate Student

“After beginning the BOLT program, I learned new applications and software in a short time and I was able to adapt course projects for my work. The BOLT program helped me gain skills that could immediately be applied to advancing my career.”

Graduate Certificate Student

Why University of Cincinnati Online?

Learn from National Renowned Faculty
The real-world focused faculty at UC are relevant, inspiring, attentive, supportive and connected!
Start-to-Graduation Support
Student Success Coordinators are available to students enrolled in online programs - they are your on-campus partner who can help you manage your time and whatever you need to get you to graduation.
Affordable Financial Support
Financial aid packages can help make your tuition more affordable. Currently, nearly all students at UC Online are eligible for some form of financial aid or assistance.
Career Advancement
Gain cutting-edge marketability, knowledge and skills to increase your earning potential and quality of life.
Academic Accreditation
The University of Cincinnati, a premier research and higher learning institution, ranks in the top tier of America’s Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report and is fully accredited nationally.
The program is designed for working professionals that need the flexibility of online classes.

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