Certificate on Agricultural Health: Course Development and Needs

By Maria Correa and Mary Lorscheider.

Published by Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal

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Article: Electronic $US5.00

Online certificates’ inherent flexibility offers students and professionals the opportunity to keep up with the advances in the field and fosters career advancement. Although our initial intention was to develop course content towards a certificate program, we quickly realized that while doing so, we needed to change our teaching paradigms and confront online instruction myths.

Keywords: Online Certificate, Agricultural Health, Moodle, Web 2.0 Applications, Agricultural Health, Teaching Paradigms, Online Instruction Myths

Ubiquitous Learning: An International Journal, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp.99-106. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 528.024KB).

Dr. Maria Correa

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Population Health and Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Maria Correa is an associate professor of epidemiology and public health with expertise in agricultural health with emphasis on zoonotic diseases program development and evaluation and international public health and trade. Her current research and outreach activities focus on the risk of transmission of zoonotic, trade, and agricultural health in general. She uses epidemiologic and anthropologic information to understand illness and health. Dr. Correa is interested in online instruction and has delivered online courses for 5 years. Currently, she is involved in several international projects to develop and delivery courses on risk assessment, trade, participatory methods, and epidemiology.

Ms. Mary Lorscheider

Information Technology Assistant, Population Health and Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Mary Lorscheider is an information technologist with expertise in learning technologies including Web 2.0 applications and digital media. She has 10 years of experience assisting and consulting with faculty for online course development and delivery.