You will study this course 100% online. There are four units for you to work through at your own pace and activities and exercises for you to do as you progress through the course material. There is no obligation for you to undertake every activity but we encourage you to actively engage and reflect on what you can apply in your own professional context.
The following questions are indicative of what we will be addressed in this course:
- What if the online course is not facilitated but self-guided?
- What does online engagement mean?
- Should everyone on an online course interact and respond using the same tools and devices?
- Is it possible to design an experience that is relevant for all?
There is no graded assessment. Instead, you will receive a digital badge for each completed unit, and then upon completion of the whole course, you will be awarded with an E-Certificate.
An accredited provider of the CPD Standards Office
We are proud to be an accredited provider of the CPD Standards Office who independently accredit training and learning which meets their high quality standards, demonstrating that our none credit bearing online short courses and free online courses conform to CPD best practice and are appropriate for inclusion in a formal CPD record.
This course equates to 20 hours of CPD. Upon successfully completing the course, you will be issued with an E-Certificate of Completion which you can keep in your CPD record to evidence your learning achievement.
The course is made up of 4 units, each will require approximately 5 hours of study.
Unit content is guided by professionally recognised theory and evidence:
Learner-centred design is a distinct part of online teaching. This unit looks at framing design thinking in an educational context. The activities in this unit will allow you to develop your design thinking and improve your pedagogic decision-making.
This unit is all about anticipating the facilitator's engagement either through direct action in a facilitator-led course or automated feedback in a learner-led course.
Course facilitators need to provide a sense of place - a feeling of community in which learners can fully engage with the learning experience. This unit looks at how to make this connection with learners who are online at a distance.
This unit investigates how to keep the online learner engaged for the duration of a course. The aim of engaging students along their path is to retain them and enable them to successfully complete. This final unit will also look at assessment procedures.