EDPS 59000* – Foundations of Online Learning

(1 credit hour)

Format: Online
Duration: 7 weeks
Credits: 1 credit

Earning a degree online is no less rigorous in coursework and expectations than an on-campus program. In fact, given most people’s inexperience with it, the online learning format can present new challenges that may disrupt learning at a critical time. In EDPS 59000*, Foundations of Online Learning, you’ll overcome the learning curve an online program can present. This orientation course grounds you to the successful strategies and resources in how to best learn in an online format and prepares you for success in your online MSEd program.

What You’ll Learn in EDPS 59000
In EDPS 59000, you will explore what online learning entails and set yourself on the path to success in this seven-week, self-paced course. In this short time, you’ll familiarize yourself with the many successful learning strategies for the online format and become comfortable with all the available resources. To ensure success, by the end of the course you will outline a specific plan of study that directs your success in the program. This foundational course is pass/fail. Students must pass the course before being allowing to move forward in the program and this course is ONLY offered during the first seven week term of the semester.

Course Topics
Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • SPED Handbook
  • Plagiarism
  • TaskStream
  • General Requirements for Master’s Program
  • Campus Resources
  • Professionalism Agreement

Course Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of EDPS 59000, Foundations of Online Learning, you will be able to:

  • Familiarize yourself with resources available to support your progression through the Online MSEd in Special Education program.
  • Learn specific policies and requirements of the Online MSEd in Special Education, including program commitment, satisfactory academic progress, expected student conduct, and targeted learning competencies. Students will create a draft of their personal Plan of Study (POS) to be submitted to the graduate school.
  • Examine the skills and approaches to learning that lead to your success in an online program, as well as those that are expected of all students, including: effective time management, avoiding plagiarism, utilizing proper online etiquette and incorporating a positive disposition in your interactions with peer students, faculty and staff.

*Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.

Request More Information
To learn more about the online MSEd in Special Education curriculum from Purdue University, call (877) 497-5851 to speak with an admissions advisor or request more information.