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.
If you’re an educator in Ohio, you may be interested in our Computer Technology Endorsement. This endorsement is 15 credit hours and is available to certified and/or licensed educators to help develop their technology skills to improve student learning in online and blended settings. Please note, this Computer Technology Endorsement is only available for licensed Ohio teachers.
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.
By the end of the program, students will be able to:
Career options after obtaining your Blended Online Learning and Teaching certificate include the following:
“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.”
“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.”
UC Online BOLT certificate graduates pursue a career in such titles as:
According to salary.com, the average salary for jobs that require blended learning skills is $142,813 (based on the United States national average).
Some of the biggest challenges (according to futureready.org) with blended learning include:
The 100% online BOLT certificate at the University of Cincinnati sets students up with the skills and techniques needed to overcome these obstacles.
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