FAQs: Courses & Modules
What is the difference between a course and module?
A course is longer in duration, is synchronous with a prescribed/scheduled start date, and is cohort-based with approximately 15 participants who engage in weekly dialogue online. A module ranges from 5-15 hours of seat time, is self-paced without a specific start date, and involves a one-on-one participant to instructor experience.
How are courses and modules delivered online?
Online courses and modules are delivered using the learning management system Canvas, which incorporates an easy-to-use interface, simple navigation, and allows for consistent interaction among instructors and participants whenever necessary.
Who facilitates the online course and modules within the Academy for Educators?
Online courses and modules are delivered and facilitated by instructors from PLS 3rd Learning, founder of the Academy for Educators. These experienced instructors provide valuable insight to all of the Academy’s PD offerings.
How long do I have to complete an online module?
Participants have 45 days to complete all the assessments within each module.
What if I need more time to complete an online module?
If you require more time to complete an online module, contact your instructor and request an extension. The instructor will evaluate the circumstances and determine whether an extension is permissible. Any extension granted will be for 20 days.
Do I need to complete all of the modules within a micro-credential in order?
No. However, some modules have prerequisites that must be taken in order. In such instances, all prerequisites will be listed in the course description.
How long do I have to complete all of the modules within a micro-credential?
Participants have one year to complete all the modules within a micro-credential.