You will study this course 100% online. It comprises a range of activities including:
- The application of online learning tools and techniques to create online adult education courses
- Create useful and engaging e-learning resources
- Undertaking exercises to help you to reflect
- Reading extracts from texts and academic journals
There is no obligation for you to undertake every activity, but being involved in all aspects of the course will help you to achieve a well-rounded knowledge of how to teach online within an adult educational setting.
There is no graded assessment. Instead, you will receive a badge for each completed unit, and then upon completion of the whole course, you will be awarded with an e-certificate.
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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:
The unit considers the definition and pedagogy that sits behind online learning and look at the difference between e-learning and online learning. The unit covers e-learning design, the creation of teaching content and learning design, and looks at how this content is absorbed in a virtual classroom.
In this unit, we look at how to plan and design meaningful online assessments, including the creation of assessments for different levels of knowledge and skills testing whilst building in all aspects of online learning to deliver well structured, meaningful and engaging content.
This unit focuses on what e-learning content looks like and explores the tools and techniques that can be employed to create engaging and meaningful content. Building on what is covered in Units 1 and 2, we will also start to form a learning package.
This unit looks at online communities such as discussion forums, blogs, wikis and other forms of collaborative tools. We will evaluate how they function, the way they’re organised, the way in which individuals communicate whilst considering the positives and negatives of these platforms. Hints and tips will also be provided on how to manage these forms of collaborative platforms.