STAR-Online Graduate Credit
Online Professional Development: Application of Technologies in the Pre-K-12 Classroom

To participate in this class, registrants must have basic computer skills, access to the Internet/WWW, a bachelor's degree, be admitted into the WIU graduate school (transcripts required), and be a registered user of STAR-Online.

In this asynchronous course, students will gain technology skills that can be applied in their classroom. All of the instruction will be delivered via online modules through STAR-Online through the Internet. Online support will be available by contacting Debbie Danner (DE-Danner@wiu.edu).

Graduate Admission

To be accepted as a graduate student, go to http://www.wiu.edu/graduate_studies/prospective_students/  
to apply online, or  contact the School of Graduate Studies at:

1 University Circle
Memorial Hall 237
Macomb, IL 61455-1390
E-mail: Grad-Office@wiu.edu
Phone: 309/298-1806

Prerequisite: Graduate standing

Course Information

Download a Sample of the Course Syllabus as a PDF file 

  2 graduate credits per semester
(This class may be repeated for up to 4 semesters for a total of 8 graduate credits.)
Instructor: Debbie Danner

Course Assignments

  • Complete a staff development plan.
  • Complete FOUR online staff development modules, integrating each into an educational setting.
  • Write a reflection paper.


Course Information

Studies leading to applications of Instructional Design and Technology that emphasize competency development in a specialized area, such as: distance learning, curriculum integration, presentations systems, and multimedia techniques. Course includes the completion of a project. Does not apply to degree plan.

For tuition costs refer to http://www.wiu.edu/business_services/tuition/ Unless you are taking other classes at WIU, scroll down to Graduate Non-Degree Students. There will also be a one-time transcript fee of $15.00 (as of Fall 2010) upon proof of a bachelor's degree. All students taking graduate classes will be charged a one-time, non-refundable $30.00 application fee. Contact the Registrar’s at (309) 298-1891 with questions about tuition and other university fees. Please do not submit payment with registration. The university will bill you separately. Fees subject to change due to actions by the Board of Trustees

STAR-Online Contact

Contact Debbie Danner for registration information
Western Illinois University

Horrabin Hall 113A 
Macomb, IL 61455
ph:(309) 298-2444