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About the COI
Whether you are an experienced online teacher, or just starting, the Certified Online Instructor (COI) program is the most comprehensive and advanced, practical, how-to professional development.

The COI is the leading designation for online faculty in higher education.

Get the training you want, and the recognition you deserve. Click here for more information.
About this Site
For teachers, faculty developers and administrators. Here you will find the most practical, how-to information and professional development on teaching online, the Pedagogy of the 21st Century, faculty development and teaching students of all ages.

Just email Tammy at TammyP@lern.org or call her at 800-678-5376 with your questions or requests.
About Us
The Learning Resources Network (LERN) is a nonprofit education association specializing in providing professional development for teachers and faculty, as well as consulting for central administrators.

We have been serving educational institutions for 40 years, and began training teachers to teach online in 2000. Every year we serve more than 1,000 colleges, universities, schools and other educational organizations.
Coming Up
Upcoming Online Courses
Advanced Teaching Online Sept,
with William A Draves, September 6 - 30

Management Boot Camp,
with Sally Klauss, September 6 - 30

Designing Online Instruction Oct,
with Dr. Rita Marie Conrad, October 3 - 14

New 21st Century Strategies for Productivity and Time Management,
with William A. Draves, October 3 - 28

Students with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder),
with Julie Coates, October 3 - 28

Generational Learning Styles for K12 Teachers,
with Kassia Dellabough, November 7 - December 2

Fostering Online Discussion Nov,
with Dr. Mary I. Dereshiwsky, November 7 - December 2

Certificate in Teaching Adults,
with William A. Draves, February 6 - March 3, 2017

Advanced Teaching Online Feb 2017,
with William A. Draves, February 6 - March 3, 2017

Job Security
When Gerry Sheffelmaier, COI, applied to several universities for a teaching position, he got an interview at every institution because of his COI status. Even after accepting a position, he still received invitations from other universities.
Train Your Entire Faculty
“At our university, each course developer is paired with an online faculty mentor who has completed the LERN COI certification.” Layne Bryant, Middle Tennessee State University
Join the Best Experts
Rita Marie-Conrad
co-author of The Faculty Guide to Teaching and Learning On the Web
Julie Coates
author of Generational Learning Styles
William A. Draves
author of Advanced Teaching Online
Mary Dereshiwsky
creator of ‘continual engagement’
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