Participants will complete in-depth readings, post replies to discussion boards, and complete quizzes and other assignments. Participants can work at their own pace within each week. There will be weekly assignments but no set time to be online. Participants will have the entire week to complete that week's content, which could be completed in a short and focused time period or done during the week as their schedule allows. By offering this information in an online format, participants are provided a learning opportunity that can be accessed either in their own home or office, and at a time of day that works best for their schedules. Assignments, including discussion posts, quizzes, and readings will be required each week.
The eTutorial is 3.5 (3 1/2) weeks in length. Participants should expect to spend between four-eight hours per week completing the reading, posts, and assignments.
This eTutorial is structured in a manner that allows the participants to develop an international network through interaction with other members of their cohort through virtual chat rooms and discussion boards.
Moderators will be assigned to assist those taking the eTutorial by posing questions for discussion, sharing successful practices, and answering questions.
Week One: Introduction to Key Concepts
- Participants will read both the "Introduction to NACADA Core Competencies" and the "Abridged NACADA Core Competencies" documents. (The "Introduction to NACADA Core Competencies" will be sent to participants before the eTutorial starts.)
Weeks Two and Three: Demonstration, Evidence, and Assessment
- Participants will submit their assignment in which they identify the NACADA Core Competency component they have selected to address and a draft of Stage 1: Desired Learning Results section of their Activity Lesson Plan.
- Participants will be encouraged to attend one of four possible town-hall meeting to discuss their questions and concerns related to creating a professional development activity lesson.
Four: Evidence, Assessment, Ongoing Learning
- Participants will
submit their activity lesson plan to the group file.
- Participants will
browse through the group file and select a colleagues activity lesson plan
that they believe could best support their training or professional
development efforts and describe how through a discussion post.
Each week will include an assessment component including questions covering material and participation in topical discussions.
Upon successful completion (70% or better within the eTutorial) of all 3.5 weeks, the participant will receive a certificate of completion suitable for framing.