The TOC program consists of two required core courses and a pool of elective courses.

Core courses allow students and instructors to ensure that broad competencies have been met as well as providing the participant a solid foundation. Emphasis will be placed on best-standards for online teaching and learning, as well as the effective use of a Learning Management System. TOC program participants are required to complete two courses within this category for 6 credits.

Elective courses allow participants to elect courses that may pertain more closely to their particular situation, areas of responsibility, preferences, and/or fields of expertise. These courses are designed to be highly integrative, giving the participants optimal ways of utilizing current technologies in an online environment to enhance teaching and learning. TOC program participants complete 3 credits from this pool of courses.

Required Courses — 6 credits (both are required, but other courses may be taken first)

*EDT5005/9501 Teaching Online, 3 credits
Issues related to online learning, resources, ethics, copyright issues, learning styles, management of online courses, role of the online student and instructor, online communication, learner assessment, and course evaluation. (EDT5005/9501 serves as a prerequisite course for EDT5006/9502 Designing and Constructing Online Courses. If taken as EDT5005 the course can qualify for inclusion in the MLC Master’s degree in Education program.)

*EDT5006/9502 Designing and Constructing Online Courses, 3 credits
The design and construction of online, web-based, components, modules, workshops, or courses. Topics include learning theory and instructional design, web-based design principles, preliminary course planning, creating a course framework, preparing online lessons and content, constructing course materials, and preparing for course delivery. (If taken as EDT5005, the course can qualify for inclusion in the MLC Master’s degree in Education program.)
Prerequisite: EDT5005/9501: Teaching Online

* Indicates courses that can transfer directly into the MLC Masters in Education Degree program

Elective Courses — Choose 3 credits from the following

*EDT5001 Enhancing the Curriculum with Technology, 3 credits
An integration of technology with curriculum content and instruction. The course will examine various procedures and methods for enhancing the school curriculum through the integration of technology.

*EDT5002 Emerging Technologies, 3 credits
An investigation of emerging technologies as they apply to the educational environment. Technologies include Web 2.0, cloud computing, and application categories such as presentation, storage, graphics and design, and interactive applications such as Google apps. There is an emphasis on using open-source applications and tools in an educational setting.

*EDT5003 Multimedia Technologies, 3 credits
Instructional uses of stand-alone and internet-based multimedia technologies including experiences with multimedia tools to produce multimedia components, audio and video, for classroom use.

EDT8006 Assistive and Remedial Technologies, 1 credit
An examination of the educational issues that arise when students with varying cognitive and physical abilities exist within the classroom. Participants examine how various digital tools, including hardware and software, can be used to help students of varying abilities better succeed in the classroom. Tools include line scanners, voice recognition software, computer assisted instruction, etc.

EDT8011 Dynamic Classroom Presentations, 1 credit
Using presentation software (PowerPoint, Keynote, Prezi, Google Slides) in a more sophisticated and dynamic way. Includes how to use sound design principles to help the non-designer build beautiful slides that enhance whatever you are teaching. The most powerful and compelling principles behind communicating with digital media are discussed.

EDT8012 Webpage Design and Construction, 1 credit
The basics of webpage design and construction through the use of a web page (HTML-WYSIWYG) editing program. Topics include webpage design principles, introduction to HTML basics, and using a web page editing program.

EDT8015 Technology Project, 1 credit
A culminating research report or project that directly helps the students and/or their church/school body in a very practical manner. Within instructor led guidelines, students review literature, design, and complete a technology related project.

EDT8017 Using Google Tools to Communicate, Create, and Collaborate, 1 credit
Learning the latest in technological productivity tools can make your teaching more effective and fun for your students–and easier for you. This course is a hands-on exploration of G Suite for Education. We’ll dive into the deep functionality of G drive apps, as well as other tools on Chromebook, and you’ll complete the course by creating an individual project using these tools–one that you can instantly use in your own classroom.

EDT8501Multimedia Apps for the Classroom, 1 credit
An investigation of educational multimedia apps. Participants explore and work with various apps that they or their students can use directly in the classroom to enhance teaching and learning.

EDT8601 G Suite for Education Administration, 1 credit
Google offers powerful tools as part of its G Suite for Education Administration (formerly Google Apps for Education), but you need to navigate and utilize their administration console to make the best use of them. This course will help faculty and staff alike create, maintain, and use their G Suite for Education Administration console.

* Indicates courses that can transfer directly into the MLC Masters in Education Degree program