Designing Online Success for Special Populations

Student success in the online environment must be designed. Research shows three domains that have a profound influence on the success of online learners: the student’s functional performance, their support network, and the technology resources available to them. This course will guide you through these three domains of influence, with particular attention given to the needs of special education students in the online environment. Resources at the end of the course point learners towards additional considerations that can inform their planning decisions in the future.

In this course, you will:

  • Recognize how three domains influence the success of special education students in the online learning environment.
  • Reflect on the elements within each domain and your level of planning.
  • Identify resources available for further support when designing for special needs and student success in online learning.
  • SCECHs Granted


    Who should take this course?

    Support Staff

    What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

    High School
    Lower Elementary
    Middle School

    Course Vendor

    Michigan Virtual