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Online & Blended Course List

Summer 2018

Online & Blended courses are available to both Tufts and visiting students. Most courses are offered 100% online, with minimal or no on-campus requirements. Note, though, that some courses do require synchronous sessions, which is noted in the course description.

Online learning is a fantastic way to take a course and to experience a learning format that you might really enjoy. Courses are open 24x7 (and so is tech support!), so there are ample opportunities to interact and participate with your teacher and classmates.

Online learning is not for everyone though. Be sure you have the time, self-motivation, and discipline required to learn and keep up in this format. Online courses at Tufts Summer Session are subject to the same policies and procedures as summer face-to-face courses. Read more about online course policies.

Some online courses may have proctored midterm and final exams. For courses that have this requirement: If you are within 50 miles of Tufts University, you will be required to come to Medford, MA for your exam. If you are more than 50 miles away from Tufts, you may be responsible for finding your own proctor or taking your exam through a remote proctoring service. Read more about proctored exam policies for online courses.


Course Numbers:
        0001 - 0099: undergraduate credit only
        0100 - 0199: undergraduate or graduate
        0200 & Up: strictly graduate

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Title:   Foundations of Literacy (Online)      

Course Number:      ED 0191AD   
Room: Online

Course Description:

This class focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of literacy learning and instruction. We will discuss key theories and approaches related to literacy instruction as well as the structures, methods, strategies, and assessments that are appropriate for whole class, small group, and individual reading and writing instruction. Our time together will include lectures, readings, discussions, classroom observations, and hands-on experiences.
 
We will work from a strengths perspective, a stance that assumes students bring into the classroom valuable knowledge, experiences, and literacies, all of which are the foundation of further literacy learning. Such a curriculum recognizes and affirms that all students bring valuable literacy practices to schools from their homes and communities. We will also focus on teaching reading and writing in the content areas.
  

Instructor: Dana Simpson           Instructor Website

Offered in: First session
Class Dates: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 to Friday, Jun 29, 2018
Day(s): Online           Online Session Times: Online
Credit Value: 3          Call Number:      50080                     
Status: Open

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Summer at Tufts offers something for everyone. Need more inspiration? Check out our full course list!