The Role of the Artifacts
The @ONE Online Teaching Certification Program is anchored in authentic assessment. Each certification candidate is required to demonstrate proficiency in the @ONE Standards in Online Teaching prior to receiving the final certification. This process involves creating digital artifacts and sharing them with a tool of the candidate's choice for a review by the @ONE Staff.
Presentation of the Artifacts
Candidates may present their artifacts in one of the following ways:
- Option #1: Google Site
Google Sites are free and easy-to-use websites. They can continue to be shared after the program and the link can be included a resume or blog. Training and support for Google Sites is provided by @ONE during the Practicum and is available online anytime.
@ONE also provides an ePortfolio template, to learn how to create a Google site using the @ONE template watch the video below:
- Option #2: Any other web based platform
You may use any other web-based platform such as Weebly, Wiki-spaces, your own personal website, etc. Any place that you are comfortable developing and curating your reflections and artifacts to demonstrate your understanding of the @ONE Standards for Quality Online Teaching.
- Option #2: CMS/LMS based ePortfolio
With institutional approval, candidates may develop an ePortfolio using your institution's CMS/LMS. You may NOT use an active course as your ePortfolio. If you are interested in this option, please review the CMS/LMS specific instructions.
To demonstrate effective course management system skills in a Mahara ePortfolio or Google Site, candidates are encouraged to develop screencasts of activities, assignments, assessments and their course design in a course management system. A screencast is simply a video recording of one's computer screen, providing an easy way to create a visual tour of an online class without granting access to an entire course.
To create and share screencasts in your ePortfolio, you need a screencasting application. There are many options available to you.
We recommend either Jing or Screencast-o-matic:
- purchase, download and install Jing PRO ($15/year) or use Screencast-o-matic which is free and browser based (no downloads)
- purchase a USB microphone (approx. $30)
- create a free YouTube account to host your screencasts (so they can be linked into your ePortfolio or Google Site)
- learn how to caption videos in YouTube
- view our related video tutorials to learn more
The Online Teaching Practicum
After candidates have completed all of the five required certification classes, they will need to register for the Online Teaching Practicum. For information about this final course, please click here.